Political Science
 

Tocqueville on America

Tocqueville on America
Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America.
POLI
462
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 Taught 
 ProgramsContaining POLI 462
Course Outcomes: 

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

To gain a thorough familiarity with the text of Democracy in America, including an understanding of its basic structure and main parts, and its most significant themes and there interconnections

Critical Thinking and Analysis

To understand the deepest questions that arise from a selection on the themes of Democracy in America with the help of the best commentators on Tocqueville’s text, such as Harvey Mansfield and Delba Winthrop, Pierre Manent, and Peter Lawler

Faith and Political Analysis

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

See the practical consequences of abstract philosophical ideas, think more deeply and coherently about their own moral and political commitments

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

To understand the permanent interest of the challenging questions framed by Tocqueville, and their relevance to contemporary political and ethical issues

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Effective and Professional Writing

To learn to write significant ideas in clear, correct, and strong English, based upon a careful engagement with Tocqueville’s text

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.