Course Details

HIS312 Lb,Con&Rad 20th

This course examines the history of the liberalism, conservatism, and radicalism in America from the Progressive Era through the present. It explores the different ideologies and philosophies, social and political movements, and cultural formations that have come to be labeled as "liberal", "conservative", and "radical" and ways in which each have developed in conjunction with the others. It considers the ways in which liberals, conservatives, and radicals have understood and approached such historical issues as: the role of the federal government, capitalist development, foreign policy, race relations, religion, popular culture, and issues of gender and sexuality. Throughout, it focuses on grassroots social movements as well as national politicians, intellectuals, and institutions. It also will consider these issues from within a larger international perspective.

Credit Hours: 3