CRN:11506 -- Founders and Foundings -- Founders and Foundings -- Founders—from James Madison to Frederick Douglass and Victoria Woodhull—are people who, through their positions in government or leadership in social movements, had significant impacts on the shape of American government and the development of civil rights. This course will give students an opportunity to critically understand these figures in the contexts in which they lived and worked, and through analytical comparison to their own contemporaries, in light of the rise of democracy, U.S. political parties, the market economy, abolitionism, and suffrage movements. It will also allow students to investigate iconicity as an historical force, and to reconsider some of the dominant tropes of U.S. nationalist popular memory. Assignments are creative individual and group research projects. This course is particularly suitable for freshmen and sophomores interested in developing critical historical reasoning and communication skills.
*indicates course can be a pre or co-req
Course Dates:
09/01/2021 - 12/21/2021
Course Meeting
Days:MW, Time:1530-1650
Place: James Blair Hall--Room:205