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US Intellectual History: The Thinkers and Writers who Shaped America

HIS 375/AMS 371

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This course examines the history of the United States through its intellectuals and major ideas. Starting with the American Revolution and progressing through to the contemporary intellectual scene, it hopes to introduce students to major debates, themes, and intellectual movements in the history of American ideas. We will read a number of famous thinkers and actors in their own words: Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others. Students will leave this class with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the ideas and the thinkers who have shaped the nation's politics and culture.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 9
  • Capacity: 40
  • Class Number: 21645
  • Schedule: MW 01:30 PM-02:20 PM

Section P01

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 6
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 21646
  • Schedule: W 02:30 PM-03:20 PM

Section P02

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P02
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 2
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 22516
  • Schedule: W 03:30 PM-04:20 PM

Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 1
  • Capacity: 40
  • Class Number: 22517