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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 311
Title Modern American Conservatism
Credits 3.0
Distribution W/DIII/V


This course analyzes the theoretical, ideological and organizational development and influence of post-World War II American conservatism (including the New Right). Emphasis will be on its main trends, differing interpretations of its role in American politics, contradictions within the movement, implications of its policies and its future, covering such topics as separation of church and state, the role of the market, states' rights, class, race and gender and foreign policy. Three lecture hours per week.