Liberalism and Conservatism

Primary Number: POLS 30664

ConStudies Number: CNST 30615

ConStudies CRN: 21617

Primary CRN: 21583

Instructor: Deneen, Patrick

Day/Time: MW 9:30am-10:45am

Attributes: MPPE -Minor in Phil, Pol &Econ

Location: DeBartolo Hall 141

This course will explore the intellectual foundations of the constellation of ideas that have become the dominant political worldviews in modern American society. The course will focus on European sources of each tradition, as well as developments of each in America. Concepts that will be explored include progress, historicism, pragmatism, liberty, equality, diversity, cosmopolitanism, localism, tradition, prescription, authority, secularism and religion, particularly Catholicism.