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Course Description:

The founding of The United States of America is one of the defining events of world history, and the political ideas of the founding generation continue to be invoked all manner of political debate. But, questions about the founding generation remain: What did Thomas Jefferson and James Madison really think about politics? How did the American founding generation understand terms like “liberty,” “democracy,” and “freedom?” This course is designed to separate fact from fiction by introducing students to the intellectual, economic, and social context of the American founding.

This course fully meets the general education requirement in American History.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: American History-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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