GOVT-322 American Political Parties (3)


As they often are, American political parties are in an era of great changes and great challenges. This course introduces students to the big ideas of American political parties, such as the original conflicts between Hamilton and Jefferson and key nineteenth and twentieth century party debates. Students learn from original documents and traditional scholarship, along with fiction and non-fiction that includes William L. Riordan's Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, Ayn Rand's Anthem, Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries, and Hamilton: An American Musical. Students also study current questions and look ahead. AU Core Habits of Mind: Socio-Historical Inquiry. Usually Offered: spring. Prerequisite: GOVT-110 .

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