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POL 111A American Government & Political Institutions - Liberty, Equality, & American Life Learning Community

Course Description:This Learning Community will explore American history, politics, and identity, using the themes of liberty and equality as central to the American political tradition. The Political Science class will focus on various aspects of American life, including: The Road, New Orleans, Success and the American Dream, The Gilded Age and the Civil Rights Era, and Dissent in American Politics. The History class will use simulations involving the Reacting to the Past methodology to recreate the circumstances of women and labor in 1910s New York City and the debates within the Civil Rights Movements in the 1960s, as well as the history of dissent in America to the present.


3 credits