Political Science Courses

  • The Politics of Anti-Semitism in the United States (PoliSci 350)Learner Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

    Identify and explain the causes of anti-Semitism in the United States from the Reconstruction era until the present; discuss significant anti-Semitic incidents and repercussions; identify and define various anti-Semitic movements and individuals; trace the growth of, and the obstacles leading to points of decline of the Jewish influence in American politics; and identify different political motivations for anti-Semitism and link their manifestations in the United States with historical trends. 


    A self-study course that includes an extensive study guide and required readings administered through the Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies. Topics include: Post-Civil War United States, historical background of Jews’ relationship with their state, and anti-Semitic patterns from Europe. 

    Credit recommendation: 

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History or Political Science (3/12) (3/17 revalidation) (7/22 revalidation).