HIST220W
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Liberty and Tyranny examines liberty and tyranny as opposing ideological principles in the governing of peoples and nations. Students study power centers and the abuses of power; the rule of law and foundational documents that secure freedom; the use of propaganda, education, and economic conditions, as well as other issues that relate to human rights and the role of government, especially the necessity of citizen participation. The course also covers the role of institutions and foreign influences. Throughout this study of liberty and tyranny, students make connections with events occurring in America. The course culminates in a research paper on a tyrant, past or present, of the student’s choice.  The course places a premium on class participation. (Co-requisite: ENGL120W strongly recommended)