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POLI 7727 American Political Development I (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This seminar looks at the course of American history from the Federalist period of the 1790's through the end of the nineteenth century for the purpose of understanding subsequent American politics. Its axiom is that contemporary politics cannot be adequately understood without understanding its philosophical and historical underpinnings nor without examining the critical political conflicts and institutional developments that have occurred. Readings consist of original documents and secondary works by historians and political scientists.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Marc Landy

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 06-Feb-17