Great Trials in American Political History

MET HI 307

  • Historical Consciousness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research and Information Literacy

This course provides a historical survey of key trials in American history and uses them as a lens through which to study American culture and politics. Beginning during the colonial era, we will look at legal battles, both civil and criminal, which were sensational at the time and had a lasting impact. We will examine many cases in-depth including (but not limited to) the Salem Witch trials, the Dred Scott case, the Sacco-Vanzetti murder trial, the Scopes Monkey trial, the Rosenberg Espionage trial, and the Watergate Burglary trials. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Critical Thinking, Research and Information Literacy.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Alpert MUG 205 W 6:00 pm-8:45 pm

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