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Trump Point/Counterpoint

Listed in: Special Seminar, as COLQ-411

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Ilan Stavans (Section 01)

Description

This course looks at the Trump Administration from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives—political science, race and ethnicity, gun rights, culture and the media, religious affiliation, global and local labor trends, gender and reproductive rights, internationalism and foreign relations, linguistics and the arts--offering a forum whereby to ponder, in civil fashion, the clashing liberal and conservative viewpoints that define the United States and the world today. The framework will rotate around the legacy of the Enlightenment as well as theories of individualism, free enterprise, First Amendment rights, American exceptionalism, and neoliberalism, among others. In conjunction with the course, a series of prominent national speakers of both sides of the ideological divide will be brought to campus to share their views in lectures and colloquia to enrolled students and the larger College community. 

Open to juniors and seniors or with permission of the instructor. Limited to 30 students.  Fall semester. Professor Stavans.

If Overenrolled: I WILL HANDLE OVERENROLLMENT BY BALANCING MAJORS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017