Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This class introduces students to the social and intellectual history of the modern conservative movement. Lectures and reading examine its leading figures, movement trends, and culture. Topics include libertarianism, anti-communism, the Goldwater movement, Phyllis Schlafly and the STOP ERA campaign, the religious right, and Tea Party Mama Grizzlies. A significant portion of the classes will involve discussion and debate.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
This class is directed at advanced undergraduates who are prepared for a reading- and writing-intensive experience. Previous coursework in a history or other classes that involved writing is a pre-requisite.