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Political and Legal Scandals in U.S. History


About the Course:

Examines the history of political and legal scandals in the United States. Focuses primarily on scandals during the 20th and early 21st centuries, including Teapot Dome, Watergate, the “Keating Five,” Iran-Contra, Iraq-Gate, Clinton-Lewinsky, Enron, waterboarding and mistreatment of Iraq war prisoners, and the various Trump-related scandals. We explore theoretical approaches to scandal analysis, similarities and differences between the scandals, and future prospects in American politics.  


Upper Division Standing 


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