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Sample Syllabi

Below is a list of sample syllabi from scholars on a variety of courses that address topics that pertain to American Political Development. Dave Robertson has also produced a particularly impressive bibliography on American Political development which can be found here.

A full selection of syllabi on a wide range of topics can be found here

American Political Development

American Constitutional Development
Graduate; 2008
Ken Kersch
Boston College

American Constitutional Development
Undergraduate; 2004
Ken Kersch
Princeton University

American Government: A Historical Introduction
Undergraduate; 2006
Andrew J. Polsky
Hunter College, City University of New York

American Government from an Historical Perspective
Undergraduate; 2008
Ann Cohen
Hunter College, City University of New York

American Political Development
Graduate; 2003
Sidney Milkis
University of Virginia

American Political Development
Undergraduate; 2006
Andrew J. Polsky
Hunter College, City University of New York

American Political Development
Graduate; 2005
Andrew J. Polsky
Hunter College, City University of New York

American Political Development
Graduate; 2006
Beth Rosenson
University of Florida

American Political Development in the Twentieth Century
Undergraduate/Graduate; 2007
Elizabeth Sanders
Cornell University

American Political Development
Undergraduate/Graduate; 2006
Eric Schickler
University of California, Berkeley

American Political Development
Undergraduate; 2003
Randall Strahan
Emory University

American Political Development
Graduate; 2003
Steven Teles
Brandeis University

American Political Development
Graduate; 2007
Vesla Weaver
University of Virginia

California and the West in National Politics
Undergraduate/Graduate; 2004
Margaret O'Mara
Stanford University

Civil Liberties
Graduate; 2005
Ken Kersch
Princeton University

Civil Liberties
Undergraduate; 2005
Ken Kersch
Princeton University

Congress, President, and the Court in American Politics
Undergraduate; 2007
Daniel Wirls
University of California, Santa Cruz

The Constitution in American Political Development
Undergraduate; 2003
Dave Robertson
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Democracy in America
Undergraduate; 2007
Charles Kromkowski
University of Virginia

Political Economy of American Development, 1860-1900
Graduate; 2005
Richard Bensel
Cornell University

Seminar in American Political Development
Undergraduate; 2003
Andrew D. Grossman
Albion College

Seminar in American Political Development
Graduate; 2007
Dave Robertson
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Themes in American Political Development
Graduate; 2006 - 2007
Ira Katznelson
Columbia University

Tutorial in American Political Development
Undergraduate; 2005
Nicole Mellow
Williams College

Twentieth-Century American Political Development Colloquium
Graduate; 2007
Brian Balogh
University of Virginia

War, Trade, and American Political Development
Undergraduate; 2007
Shelley Hurt
Vassar College

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