2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

POLS 411 American Political Thought

An investigation of fundamental ideas and ideologies within American political thought – from the colonial period to the present – like classical republicanism, the English constitution, Puritanism, the Founding, federalism, Manifest Destiny, the Union, the frontier, democracy, capitalism, liberalism, conservatism, progressivism, individualism, and the American vision of international order. Prerequisite: POLS 130 or permission of the department chairperson.