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Fall 2013
Oct 09, 2015
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IN THE SHADOW OF THE FOUNDERS: BECOMING MEN IN THE NEW NATION~ American males reaching adulthood after the founding era confronted a dilemma. Should they guard the national mission of the fledgling republic, pursue their own dreams in an era of unprecedented expansion, or somehow balance the two? We will explore the variety of ways they balanced opportunity against obligation during this unique set of national circumstances. Other themes explored through reading, writing, and discussion include citizenship, the myth of self-made manhood, the era's raucous political culture, the frontier land-grab, and early efforts at memorializing the founders. During this course, all students will be expected to participate in one or more formal oral presentation and write three formal essays as well as a multi-sourced, 8-10 page research paper. Exists as FSEM 10090 of the same title.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

First-Year Seminar Department

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