Governing America (HIS2257.01)

Eileen Scully

Who’s running America? Is anybody actually in charge? To get at these questions, we will conduct a wide-ranging historical overview of American governance, from the founding generation up through current initiatives to form an even more perfect union. Using case studies–including Tammany Hall, Civil War, Civil Rights, Borders, and Regulation–we will explore the elaborate, often murky workings of the American State, from top to bottom, high to low, sea to shining sea. Weekly assignments will emerge from class discussion. Half-term integrative projects will emerge from our engagement with local, state and federal agencies and organizations.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency:
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