AHI Resident Fellow Christopher Hill will be teaching a course on “Great Britain, 1688 to the Present” at Utica College during the spring semester, 2015. The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Hubbard Hall, beginning Thursday, January 22. Students from other local colleges, can take this course for credit through the Mohawk Valley consortium. Seniors may also audit the course for free. Those interested in taking or auditing the course should please email Professor Hill at email@example.com for more information.
The course will follow the theme of the development of modern liberal political philosophy, blending lectures and reading discussion. Topics will include the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution, imperialism and mercantilism, the Chartist movement, the World Wars, the Cold War, and Thatcherism. Readings will include writings by John Locke, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, David Hume, Karl Marx and Friedrich Hayek.
Chris Hill earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and has advanced degrees in both medieval and modern European history. He has taught at the University of Texas and Hamilton College, where he received the Sidney Wertimer Award for excellence in teaching in 2010. His novel Virtual Morality, written while he was a graduate student, won the Editors’ Book Award from Pushcart Press in 2000.
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