Course Description

In America's first years, Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Burr struggled to transform their contrasting visions into an enduring government. Based on Joseph Ellis's Pulitzer Prize winning book, this course examines six moments when the collisions and collusions of these towering figures left an indelible imprint on the nation. The course draws on excerpts of writings, speeches and letters from the founders of our country, plus incisive commentary from leading scholars of today.

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Section Title
The Founding Brothers
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (5 units) $495.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


Section Materials
  • DVD (Mandatory) Founding Brothers History Channel ISBN B005TZFZI8
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