The Intellectual World of the American Founders – Honors

3 credits

CNST_DEM 2450H

Constitutional Democracy
Provost

(same as POL_SC 2450H). This course demonstrates that truly understanding the American constitutional and democratic traditions begins with acknowledging and studying how, in framing the Constitution and in imagining the new nation, the Founders drew on the work and cobbled together the ideas of thinkers from multiple eras and continents and, moreover, thinkers of vastly different political ideologies and disciplinary expertise. Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required.