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The 4Cs: Virtues of Civil Discourse is a Course

The 4Cs: Virtues of Civil Discourse

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Our democracy depends on building civic trust through improved mutual understanding and shared problem-solving. By introducing the 4Cs of civil discourse — Be Curious , Be Charitable, Be Conscientious, and Be Constructive — this course will help you engage and respond to others even when you disagree strongly on contentious social and political issues. 

The 4Cs of civil discourse are intended for citizens, educators, and students alike. For more information, including suggestions about how to combine this course with synchronous, face-to-face events, please contact Ohio State University's Center for Ethics and Human Values.


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