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PSCI0102Y-S13

American Political Regime
Discussion

The American Political Regime
This is a course in American political and constitutional thought. The theme, taken from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, is the problem of freedom. The first half covers the American founding up through the Civil War and the "refounding." This includes de Tocqueville, Madison's Notes on the Debates in the Federal Convention, the Federalist-Anti-Federalist ratification debate, Supreme Court decisions (Marbury, McCulloch), writings of Jefferson, Calhoun, and Lincoln. The second half considers basic problems in American politics, such as race, gender, foreign policy, and education. Readings include a novel, de Tocqueville, and Supreme Court decisions (Brown, Frontiero, Roe, Casey, Grutter, Lawrence). 4 hrs. lect./disc. (American Politics)/
Course Reference Number (CRN):
21519

Course

PSCI0102

All Sections in Spring 2013

Spring 2013

PSCI0102A-S13 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0102X-S13 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0102Y-S13 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0102Z-S13 Discussion (Dry)