Political Science
 

Interests and Ideas in the American Founding

Interests and Ideas in the American Founding
A systematic investigation of the American founding, focusing on key interests and ideas represented at the Federal Convention of 1787 (and in other seminal events) emphasizing historical and empirical literature.
POLI
422
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 RecommendedPoli 202.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 422
Course Outcomes: 

Obtain Knowledge of the American Founding

Obtain a working knowledge of the American founding through a thorough consideration of each of the following.

Historical documents

Historical treatments of the period

Empirical models of the covention

Apply Knowledge of the American Founding

Connect this working knowledge of the period to more modern political science questions about the nature of democracy and governance

Critical Thinking

Improve your ability to think critically, write about, and discuss all of this material