Idea of America in European Political Thought:1492-Present

Course Level: Undergraduate

The Idea of America in European Political Thought: 1492-Present (3) 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 Crosslist: GOVT-608. Prerequisite: GOVT-105. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.