FIG #9: From Andrew Jackson to Donald Trump: The Self-Made Man and the American Presidency

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Cluster Description:
This FIG will assess the presidencies of Andrew Jackson, Richard Nixon, and Donald Trump to explore themes of gender and the "self-made man," popular political movements and their critics, and the rise of American conservatism. Methodologies from history and political science will provide our critical frameworks.


History 103
Hunter Price
10:00-11:20 am
Political Science 250
with Lab
Deb Salazar
12:00-12:50 pm
1:00-1:50 pm
Seminar 101
Lily Fox
12:00-1:50 pm

Total Credits:


Course Descriptions for From Andrew Jackson to Donald Trump: The Self-Made Man and the American Presidency

  • History 103, Intro American Hist. to 1865, (Hunter Price) 5cr, HUM, CRN: 44109
    From ancient America to the end of the Civil War.
  • Political Science 250 with Lab, The American Political System, (Deb Salazar) 5cr, SSC, CRN: 42723
    Consideration of the system and process of American politics and government with primary focus on the national level.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Lily Fox) 2cr, CRN: 43104
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation.

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