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

Professor Adam Gomez: ajgomez@ucsd.edu Office Hours: Mon. 12:30-2:30 SSB 447

Alan Ward: award@ucsd.edu Office Hours: Fri. 11:45-1:45. SSB 348

Steve Jung: sejung@ucsd.edu Office Hours: Wed. 1:00-3:00. SSB 349

POLI 110J syllabus

MIDTERM PROMPTS

ESSAYS DUE 2/10

FINAL PROMPTS

ESSAYS DUE 3/17

Lectures

Poli 110J 1.1 – Introduction and key concepts

Poli 110J 1.2 – Thomas Paine: “Common Sense”

Poli 110J 1.3 – Declaration of Independence & Articles of Confederation

Poli 110J 2.1 – Federalist & Anti-Federalist

Poli 110J 2.2 – Federalist & Constitution

Poli 110J 2.3 – Winthrop, Webster, Calhoun

Poli 110J 3.1 – O’Sullivan

Poli 110J 3.2 – Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Poli 110J 4.1 – Lincoln (1)

Poli 110J 4.2 – Lincoln (2)

Poli 110J 5.1 – Lincoln (3)

Poli 110J 5.2 – Midterm & Bryan

Poli 110J 5.3 – Marcuse: Intro & ch. 1

Poli 110J 6.1 – Marcuse: chapters 2 & 3

Poli 110J 6.2 – Marcuse: chapters 5 & 6

Poli 110J 6.3 – Marcuse: chapters 9 & 10

Poli 110J 7.1 – Du Bois (1)

Poli 110J 7.2 – Du Bois (2)

Poli 110J 8.1 – Du Bois (3) & Emmet Till

Poli 110J 8.2 – Malcolm X (1)

Poli 110J 8.3 – Malcolm X (2)

Poli 110J 9.1 – Malcolm X (3)

Poli 110J 9.2 – Seneca Falls & Friedan (1)

Poli 110J 9.3 – Friedan (2)

Poli 110J 10.1 – Friedan (3)

Poli 110J 10.2 – Friedan (4) & Okin

Poli 110J 10.3 – Wilson, Kennan, Obama & Conclusion

Readings

Some links require connection through a UCSD proxy server.

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, 6, 9, 10, 14, 23, 39, 51, 69, 70, 78, 84

Anti-Federalist #1-3, 6, 9, 14, 22, 40, 51, 69, 70, 78, 79

Part 2: What is America?

John Winthrop – “A Model of Christian Charity”

John C. Calhoun – “Slavery a Positive Good”

Daniel Webster – the Second Reply to Hayne

Lincoln-Douglas Debates: First Debate; Ottowa, IL, Aug. 21 1858; Seventh and Last Debate; Alton, IL, Oct. 15, 1858

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

Abraham Lincoln – Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions), Jan. 27, 1838, Speech at Peoria, IL, Oct. 16, 1854, 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

Part 3: The Power of the Market

William Jennings Bryan – The “Cross of Gold” Speech given at Democratic National Convention in Chicago, July 8, 1896

Vachel Lindsay – “Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan” 1919

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, II, III, V, VI, VII, IX, X, XI, XIII, XIV, Afterthought

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

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

Part 6: We Wrestle Not With Flesh and Blood (America Abroad)
Woodrow Wilson – Declaration of War Speech (1917)

X (George F. Kennan) – “The Sources of Soviet Conduct” (1947)

Barack Obama – Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech (2009)

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