AMST 2669

AMST 2669

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course offers a survey of American political thought from the colonial period to the present. We will read Puritan sermons, revolutionary pamphlets, philosophical treatises, presidential orations, slave narratives, prison writings, and other classic texts, in order to understand the ideas and debates that have shaped American politics. Topics to be discussed will include the meaning of freedom, the relationship between natural rights and constitutional authority, the idea of popular sovereignty, theories of representation and state power, race and national identity, problems of inequality, and the place of religion in public life. Lectures will be organized around both historical context and close reading of primary texts.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 2665

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16701 AMST 2669   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Frank, J

      Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16910 AMST 2669   DIS 201

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16911 AMST 2669   DIS 202

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16912 AMST 2669   DIS 203

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 16913 AMST 2669   DIS 204

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person