Idea of America in European Political Thought:1492-Present

Course Level: Undergraduate

From the "discovery" of America until today; this course examines what America has meant to thinkers from the Old World. It includes Columbus' discovery; views of the Indians; the Enlightenment's idealization of America as nature; reactions to the American Revolution; twentieth-century critiques of America as overly technological; and reactions to 9/11. Meets with GOVT-608. Prerequisite: GOVT-105 or permission of instructor, and minimum 2.5 GPA.