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|HIS 113MG - The Early American Legacy - Learning Community|
Not open to students who have taken HIS 111. Old Core: Fulfills Western History. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.
Course Description: A literary and historical examination of the concept of the republic and the human lust for power that republics need to control in order to survive. Using classical texts of political theory, Shakespearean plays (both on paper and in production), and early American history including the American Revolution, students learn of the struggles within and among humans regarding political life, contests involving forces pushing toward tyranny in republics that are timeless and continue to this day. The class will involve field trips to the theater and to museums; simulations using Reacting to the Past methodology will be employed.