American Identity and Pluralism
Following this Pathway, participants seek answers to questions, such as "What does it mean to be an American?" "What does it mean to be a citizen?" "How is American identity forged in the context of a complex pluralistic society?" They examine how the legal standards and political ideals enshrined in America’s founding documents and symbols help form that identity.They also explore the ways the diverse values and beliefs Americans hold influence our sense of national identity and the core norms of civil society.