Jan 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

IS 440 - American Political Thought

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine the competing ideals at the center of the American political tradition and how they have interacted and evolved over time. Students will not only gain a clearer understanding of American intellectual history and how the great debates over the nature of the American regime have in fact played out, but will also consider the merits and demerits of the various claims being made. Readings will include Federalist and Antifederalist writings, Thomas Jefferson, Alexis de Tocqueville, John C. Calhoun, Abraham Lincoln, Edward Bellamy, John Dewey, Herbert Croly, and others.