Spring 2021

The Politics of the American Right

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-224


Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01)


This course examines the politics of the contemporary Right in the United States. We will explore historical shifts in ideologies of the Democratic and Republican parties, political conflicts in such arenas as race, gender and class; the politics of immigration; abortion rights; immigration policies; religious freedom; and foreign policy. Using primary sources taken from conservative, reactionary racist and nationalist figures as well as studies of the far Right, we will examine some of the forces that have led to its rise in the Trump era, including neoliberal economic policy, Christian fundamentalism, and the evolution of media of mass communication.

Limited to 75 students   Spring Semester    Professor  Dumm

If Overenrolled: Preference given to Political Science Majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2021