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POLI 2342 American Political Thought II (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course surveys the history of American political thought since the Civil War, with an emphasis on both recurring themes (such as liberal individualism and religiosity) and resurgent conflicts (such as over the scope of government power, and the meaning of democracy and political equality). Topics include Populism, Progressivism, feminism, Social Darwinism, the Social Gospel, New Deal/Great Society liberalism, civil rights, the Beat Generation, Black Power, the student revolts of the 1960s, the sexual revolution of the 1970s, and the 1980s conservative ascendancy.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ken I. Kersch

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17