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Course Title: AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
This course has two major objectives. The first is to examine the defining event of American politics—the creation of the Constitution in 1789. The goal is a proper understanding of the thought and intentions embodied in the Constitution and, concurrently, a clarification of the reasoning of those who questioned and opposed it. The second objective is to study how the thought and the intentions underlying the Constitution have been realized or transformed since the American founding.
Prerequisite: PS 0202 or HIST 0106 or 0107 or PHIL 0101 or 1304