“Community in America” Seminar

Community in America is the title of a seminar that Professor Putnam teaches at Harvard to undergraduate students at the College and graduate students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Through the weekly readings, discussions, and papers, students engage with critical questions about community life in America, questions such as, has the social fabric of America’s communities and the civic engagement of its citizens changed over the last generation? Why? Does it matter? What lessons might we find in American history? The reading list for the seminar is now publicly available and can be found in the links below.