POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Winter 2023, Section 007 - Antislavery and the US Constitution
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

One of the most bitter aspects of the original U.S. Constitution was its protection for slavery. Some of the most profound and creative political moments in US history have centered on confronting that wrong. This course examines the struggle to transform the Constitution’s meanings on slavery during the antebellum (pre-Civil War) period. Who were the antislavery activists, those who, against overwhelming odds, successfully changed the Constitution’s meanings? What connected them, and what set them apart? What did “antislavery” mean to them, and to what extent did the varieties of antislavery advance black liberation versus new expressions of white supremacy? What does their politics suggest about governance, meaning-making, and political change in relationship to a constitutional text? Evaluation will be based on participation, short essays, and individual & group projects involving digital or physical archives.

Schedule

POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
23512
Open
10
 
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (LEC)
 In Person
24570
Open
26
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
26918
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (DIS)
 In Person
26920
Open
1
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (LEC)
 In Person
27483
Open
8
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
007 (LEC)
 In Person
30703
Open
25
 
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M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
008 (LEC)
 In Person
35141
Open
17
 
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
009 (LEC)
 In Person
35646
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
010 (DIS)
 In Person
35808
Open
7
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
011 (LEC)
 In Person
35845
Closed
0
 
4
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
012 (LEC)
 In Person
36276
Closed
0
 
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
013 (LEC)
 In Person
39605
Open
15
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Topic Title: Debating Politics and Science: Science, News, Public Opinion, and Policy

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