Political Science 110J: Power In American Society (Fall 2010)

Professor Adam Gomez
ajgomez@ucsd.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 5:00-6:00, SSB 447
Aaron Cotkin
acotkin@ucsd.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday, Noon-1:00, SSB 328
Andrew Bruck
abruck@ucsd.edu
Office Hours: Thursday, 1:00-2:00, RBC #1428 (RBC Building #1)

SYLLABUS

PAPER 1 PROMPTS, DUE 10/19

PAPER 2 PROMPTS DUE 11/18

Lecture Slides

01 Introduction (9/23)
02 Paine & Declaration of Independence (9/28)
03 Articles of Confederation, Federalist & Anti-Federalist (9/30)
04 US Constitution & O’Sullivan (10/5)
05 Calhoun, Douglass, Lincoln (10/7)
06 Essays & Lincoln (10/12)
07 Niebuhr (10/14)
08 Ginsberg (10/19) Moloch clip from Metropolis(1927)
09 Marcuse; Introduction, 1, 2 (10/21)
10 Marcuse; 3, 5, 6 (10/26)
11 Marcuse; 9 & 10 (10/28)
12 Du Bois (11/2)
13 Du Bois (11/4)
14 Malcolm X (11/9); Look magazine interview with Emmett Till’s murderers; Subsequent letters to the editor of Look
15 Malcolm X (11/16)
16 Friedan (11/18)
17 Friedan (11/23)
18 Friedan (11/30)

Readings

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Part 1: The Institutionalization of Power

Thomas Paine – “Common Sense”

Declaration of Independence & Constitution of the United States of America [OPEN USING ADOBE READER]

Articles of Confederation

Publius – Federalist #1, 10, 14, 39, 51, 70, 78, 84

Anti-Federalist #1, 10, 14, 39, 51, 70, 78, 84

Part 2: What is America?

John L. O’Sullivan – The United States Magazine and Democratic Review: “Introduction” (DR vol. 1, no. 1), Oct. 1837; “The Great Nation of Futurity” (DR vol. 6, no. 23), Nov. 1839; “Territorial Aggrandizement” (DR vol. 17, no. 88), Oct. 1845

John C. Calhoun – “Slavery a Positive Good”

Frederick Douglass – “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Abraham Lincoln – Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions), Jan. 27, 1838, First Inaugural Address, March 4. 1861, March 4. 1861, Gettysburg Address, Nov. 19, 1863, Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865, Letter to Thurlow Weed, Mar. 15, 1865

Reinhold Niebuhr – The Irony of American History (1952): Entire

Part 3: Power and Culture

Allen Ginsberg – “Howl” & “Footnote to Howl” (1956)

Herbert Marcuse – One-Dimensional Man (1964): Introduction to the First Edition, chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10

Part 4: Race, Freedom, & Equality

W.E.B. Du Bois – The Souls of Black Folk (1903): Forethought, I-VII, IX-XI, XIII, XIV, Afterthought, Appendices I-III

Malcolm X with Alex Haley – The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965): Entire

Part 5: Gender, Money, & Power

Seneca Falls Convention – Declaration of Sentiments (1848)

Betty Friedan – The Feminine Mystique (1963): Entire, skip chapter 5

Susan Okin – “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?” (1999)

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