Democracy Curriculum


The mission of the Democracy Curriculum program is to promote teaching, research, and extracurricular activities related to democracy at the undergraduate level at the University of Chicago.



The Social Sciences Collegiate Division and the Chicago Center on Democracy are collaborating to create the Democracy Curriculum program, which focuses on growing the offerings to UChicago undergraduates in the area of democracy. This program will identify and formalize existing curricular and extracurricular activities, and determine areas for additional opportunities.


Key Activities

The major workstreams of the Democracy Curriculum are:

  • Teaching: Organization and formalization of UChicago course offerings connected to democracy.
  • Research: Providing research opportunities for undergraduates, through research assistantships and internships
  • Events: Organization of events that address the interests of undergraduates

Our faculty

Research, events, and activities

Democracy courses

About Us

  • The Democracy Curriculum is housed within the Chicago Center on Democracy, and run in collaboration with the Social Sciences Collegiate Division. The Democracy Curriculum also a strong connection to the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse.
  • Our efforts are guided by a Steering Committee and an Advisory Group, which consist of faculty members at the University of Chicago.
  • For questions, please contact Kevin Kromash, Senior Research Associate, Chicago Center on Democracy or James Sparrow, Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division.