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POLI 462

Tocqueville on America

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America.

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

See the practical consequences of abstract philosophical ideas, think more deeply and coherently about their own moral and political commitments

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Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcome

To gain a thorough familiarity with the text of Democracy in America, including an understanding of its basic structure and main parts, and its most significant themes and there interconnections

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Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

To learn to write significant ideas in clear, correct, and strong English, based upon a careful engagement with Tocqueville’s text

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

To understand the deepest questions that arise from a selection on the themes of Democracy in America with the help of the best commentators on Tocqueville’s text, such as Harvey Mansfield and Delba Winthrop, Pierre Manent, and Peter Lawler

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Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcome

To understand the permanent interest of the challenging questions framed by Tocqueville, and their relevance to contemporary political and ethical issues

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Faith and Political Analysis

Learning Outcome

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

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Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

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Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.