Power Basics is an extensive review of the capacity we call power. It examines power in many interdisciplinary areas including business, politics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the use and abuse of power in organizational and personal areas of everyday life. Students will become acquainted with some of the most critical thoughts, stratagems, and techniques employed in a selection of power contexts. Ample consideration will be given to the intersection of power and ethics.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.