This course will cover what liberty and tyranny look like.  Analysis of the rule of law, propaganda, economic conditions, education of the people, power centers, and other factors will be employed to gain an understanding of freedom and how to remain free.  There will be a brief study of famous tyrants with a more in-depth look at Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.  Liberty and tyranny in America is the third major section of the course.  During that section of the course a study of the founding documents and the importance of citizen participation will be covered.  Participation in classroom discussions will be evaluated on quality, thoughtful support, and frequency of input.  A final research paper from a selected topics list will be required.  Students may also choose their own topic with approval from the teacher.  (Prerequisite – Co-requisite: ENGL120W strongly recommended)