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PSC 409C - American Political Thought

(3 units)
American political thought from the colonial period to the present, including, among others, Puritanism, Republicanism, Jacksonian Democracy, Transcendentalism, Pragmatism and Social Darwinism.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate understanding of major questions and debates in American political, social, and economic thought.
2. critically read, analyze, and interrupt, the important political, social, economic, and cultural writings that have shaped, and transformed, American politics and society.
3. analyze, evaluate, and interpret the theoretical ideas, particularly equality and liberty, which have shaped the political, social, and cultural movements of the last century.
4. demonstrate a capacity for critical and analytical thought about social, economic, and cultural issues that have become central to the American political experience.
5. evaluate the important philosophical, political, and ethical issues associated with the various social and cultural movements that have transformed American society.


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