American Exceptionalism (USSC6907)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit examines the motivation and meaning behind the claim that the United States of America is an exception nation. What exactly is an exceptional nation? Is the US exceptional or just different? How has the idea of exceptionalism evolved throughout American history? What are the implications or consequences of exceptionalism? To what extent and in what ways has the idea of exceptionalism shaped US history and influences America's relationship with the rest of the world?

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1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

class participation (10%), 1x3000wd essay (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%)

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No

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