This course is a seminar in applied philosophy. Democracy gives ordinary citizens power over the institutions that govern them.To exercise power well, voters must have sufficient knowledge to make good political choices. The question of whether ordinary people have sufficient knowledge to govern, and how it is possible that they do, is part of the so-called problem of democratic citizenship. We will explore this aspect of the problem of democratic citizenship in contemporary democracies, as well as related questions, such as: What kind of epistemic advantages and, conversely, epistemic weaknesses and drawbacks do democratic systems have? What epistemic virtues do leaders, voters, or other participants in democratic systems need to possess, and what epistemic vices are to be avoided? What kind of formal and informal institutions and technologies help citizens acquire knowledge about things they need to know as voters, and conversely, what forces threaten to undermine knowledge?