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ENG 3310 Tocqueville‘s Democracy in America

2 hours

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Since its publication in 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America has remained a classic text in sociology, political science, and American cultural studies, both as a document of what the United States was like in the half-century before the Civil War and as a dissection of our national character. The course will be devoted to reading, discussing, analyzing, and writing about Tocqueville's influential study.
Prerequisite(s): POLSC 1000 United States Government and Politics, POLSC 1010 Intro to U.S. Govt/Politics: Civic Engagement, or POLSC 1010FYW Introduction to U.S. Govt/Politics and junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered alternate fall semesters.)