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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 2181 - American Political Thought

Credits: 4
This course will consider the American vision of government from its roots in the thought of Locke, Calvin and Montesquieu and its institutionalization by Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson and other founders, through its development by Lincoln in the Civil War period and by Roosevelt and Johnson in the New Deal and Great Society eras. The course will concentrate on analyzing the writing of these various thinkers while focusing on themes such as freedom, property, rights, constitutionalism, equality and the role of government.
Fulfills: SOSC requirement in LS Core.