During the course of the semester, students will study and read about the following main topics:
1. French Revolution
2. American Civil War
3. Nazi Germany
4. Conservatism in America since 1930
Students are required to write a research paper on the topic of American Conservatism. Students will meet in HSB 117 (computer lab) on Tuesday, February 11 to learn how to conduct library research for an academic paper. Database searching, searching for primary source documents, and catalog searching for books will be covered as well as how to format your paper in Chicago Manual of Style-Notes and Bibliography.
Required Books for the Course
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History
Defending Slavery: Prosalvery Thought in the Old South
The Nazi Germany Sourcebook: An Anthology of Texts by Roderick Stackelberg and sally Winkle, eds.
The Rise of Conservatism in America, 1945-2000 by Ronald Story and Bruce Laurie, eds.
A Rulebook for Arguments by Robert Wastson
Please purchase these books in the college bookstore. Copies may be available at your local public or college library. Please check the circulating collection as well as the reserves desk.
This video is from the Films on Demand Library Database, and it may require you to log in with your student ID/Library Card number if you are off-campus.
Title: Lafayette au Champ de Mars, ordonne de tirer sur le peuple /Ary Scheffer.
- Date Created/Published: [between 1791 and 1800]
- Summary: Lafayette at the Champ de Mars orders his soldiers to fire on members of the Cordeliers Club, which had been gathering signatures on the Champ-de Mars for a petition to abolish the monarch on September 3, 1791.
American Civil War
Title: Civil War militia
- Date Created/Published: [between 1861 and 1865]
- Summary: Photograph showing soldiers, many on horseback, and a cannon with two attendants on each side.