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PACONĀ 280: Public Affairs I: Foundational Debates

This course examines American ideals and the tensions among them, ideals such as freedom, community, equality, democracy, justice, responsibility, and authority. The course analyzes the political, economic, moral, and religious dimensions of the debates and decisions that continue to shape American society. It considers classic founding documents, ideas that influenced the founders, and the major thinkers and events relevant to understanding the diverse range of models for government, markets, and society. Juniors and seniors only. Taught annually in the fall Semester.

Public Affairs Conversation

...Overview of the Program The first course ( PACON 280 Public Affairs I: Foundational Debates ) focuses...