Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

HP 273 The Lincoln Years

Prerequisite: ENG 102 
3 credits

This seminar examines the life, career and times of Abraham Lincoln, the greatest president in United States history, by combining elements of the study of history, political science, economics, psychology, and speech communications. In the process of a close reading of several texts and rigorous discussion of them, students will gain an understanding of the complexities and contradictions of a legendary figure in United States history, of American political culture, society and the economy before and during the Civil War, and of the challenges of writing, interpreting and analyzing history.