Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Political Science

Academics

Political Science 401. Seminar

Spring 2017

The recent U.S. Presidential Election resulted in the election of Donald Trump, a controversial political figure. In this semester we will analyze Trumpism. First, we will define Trumpism, attempting to determine whether it represents a new political movement or an evolution of traditional American conservatism. Next, we will consider whether Trumpism is a uniquely American phenomenon, or a manifestation of anti-globalist populism around the world. Finally, we will assess its critique of American culture and politics, covering topics such as immigration, terrorism, climate change, and political discourse.