Prerequisites: GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 or consent of the instructor.Explore the history of democracy through participation in multiple historically-embedded live-action role-playing games ("Reacting to the Past") set in different societies and eras. Two games per semester; one based on the construction or implementation of the US Constitution, the other based on the construction or implementation of the constitution of another country. Games are contextualized through lectures outlining the nature of democracy and its evolution. Written, oral debates, and negotiations to solve the issues with which democratic societies wrestle. (This course is offered as HIST 308 [formerly HIST 551]/PLSI 451. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.).