Instructor: Darren Staloff
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
This course explores American history, culture, and government through extensive examination of primary sources supplemented by short secondary primers. Rather than attempt to survey all of the nation’s history, The American Idea focuses on a series of critical moments (the founding of the nation, the Civil War, and the New Deal) in the formation of the United States and its social and political order.
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Students in the Hertog Scholars Program take six required multidisciplinary seminars focused on close readings and discussion of enduring texts that ask vital contemporary questions. The program is open to incoming first and second year Macaulay students.