|Details: An examination of the history of American political ideas and the contexts in which they developed. The course will examine exemplary texts that constitute the tradition of American political thought and examine factors that have influenced American thinking about society, politics and the state. The course material covers the period from Colonial America to the present. While the focus of the course is on the content knowledge base, most students are assumed to be secondary level practitioners and connections to learning theories and implementation strategies will be discussed. Co-listed as HIST 710.