US History and Government

Course Design:

We will explore the uniqueness of America by examining the myth of America—discovery, founding, promise.  Our journey into the formation and action of America will also encompass several definitions of history: cosmological, historical, sociological and political.  These large definitions of history will provide to students an introduction to current debates about the origin and nature of the United States and the role of the United States in a changing world..

In addition to selected readings, students will also complete weekly current events, argumentative essays, movie or music assignments, and a research paper.