You are here: Course Descriptions


GOVT-608 Idea of America in European Political Thought:1492-Present Course Level: Graduate

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-408.