Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:50 am
(+discussion sections)

Dr. Stephen Porter 

Are human rights and security contradictory or complementary? Must we sacrifice certain freedoms for the sake of national or personal security? What ethical and pragmatic dilemmas have communities faced when wrestling with these issues? This course tackles these problems through history and political science lenses, enabling students to learn how knowledge of the past is essential for shaping our present and future.

Focusing primarily on the domestic and international politics and policies of the United States, the course explores several case studies related to immigration and refugee affairs, wartime internment and detention, counterterrorism and intelligence practices, international intervention and alliances, and economic and social policy.

The course is team-taught between the Departments of History and Political Science.

This course is cross-listed with POL 1089.