I teach an Honors course at the University of South Florida, entitled Forums for a Future. The course engages students in a series of civic discussion about the economic, social and political issues we must deal with to have a future.
This book is a brief preview of the content of that course.
The course will become available through USF iTunes University for the Fall Semester 2012. Any one may take the course free. The only difference between the USF for-credit course and the free public version on iTunes U is the lack of direct access to the instructor and freedom from the three classes per week time table of a semester schedule. The iTunes version is self paced.
Anyone taking the course on iTunes will be able to interact with others who are at the same place on the class schedule. In addition, USF students enrolled in the class will have an opportunity to interact with those taking the free public version. Thus, anyone taking the free on-line version can essentially be “in” the University class by starting at the same time and staying on the same semester schedule as the USF students.