POLSCI 306 - American Political Thought
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
POLSCI 101 or upperclass standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is an introduction to the canonical texts in American political thought by linking them to significant political and social movements thatattempted to 3re-found2 aspects of American political life. Possible movements and groups we will consider include the abolitionists, the pioneers on the Western frontier, the early labor movement, the temperance movement, the suffragettes, and the civil rights movement. The course will focus on two questions: (1) To what extent do these movements share the theoretical concepts, ideals, and values articulated in the canonical textsof American political thought? (2) How are fundamental theoretical concepts such as democracy, liberty, community, equality, freedom, and so on altered both by these groups themselves and in response to them? Class meetings will consist of lectures and discussions.

POLSCI 306 - American Political Thought
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
18POLSCI 101 or Jr>
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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