PSCI0602 - American Political Thought

Status
A
Activity
REC
Section number integer
204
Title (text only)
American Political Thought
Term
2022C
Subject area
PSCI
Section number only
204
Section ID
PSCI0602204
Course number integer
602
Meeting times
W 12:00 PM-12:59 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Clancy Murray
Description
Whether America begins with the Puritans and the Mayflower Compact, or with the Declaration of Independence and the Revolution, it is founded in resistance to empire. In the generations between, Americans have desired, dreaded and debated empire. This course will focus on empire and imperialism in American political thought. We will read primary texts addressing empire: from the departure and dissent of the Puritans, and Burke's Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies, to twentieth and twenty-first century debates over America's role in the world. These texts will include political pamphlets and speeches, poetry, novels, policy papers and film.
Course number only
0602
Fulfills
Humanties & Social Science Sector
Use local description
No