College of Arts and Science
(cross-leveled with HIST 7821). This course looks at the history of constitutions and constitutional democracy in the Americas as a whole – the United States and Latin America. The U.S. Constitution was a pioneering document in the Americas, and this course examines the international influence of the United States’ experiment with constitutional democracy. While the course will examine the inspiration of the U.S. Constitution, it will also examine republics that drew upon the same philosophical antecedents that inspired the founders of the United States but may have opted for different forms and practices.