RE-RELEASE - Progressive Politics in the Midterm Elections and Beyond

Thomas P. Miller
Offered Originally: Fall 2022 (8 Two and a Half Hour Classes)
Available for a Limited Time
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RE-RELEASE - Progressive Politics in the Midterm Elections and Beyond

Offered Originally: Fall 2022
(8 Two and a Half Hour Classes)
Available for a Limited Time

Course Format: 

Recorded Course (Re-Release)





Moderate Democrats blame progressives for their divisions, and Republicans use them to depict Democrats as socialists. We will look beyond these partisan divisions to consider how our times parallel those of the Progressive Era. One has to go back a century to find the same levels of economic inequality and mass immigration. The historical precedent for our global pandemic is the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated fifty million people worldwide—twice the number of Covid victims and a far higher percentage of the world’s population at the time. The period is also known for its partisan press, state-sanctioned racism, political corruption, and the civil rights and women’s movements that helped shape the politics of the century that has shaped our current politics.

Ted and Shirley Taubeneck Superior Teaching Award
— 2022 Award-Winning Course —

The teaching excellence displayed in this course earned this professor the highest honor that the Humanities Seminars Program has to bestow: the Ted and Shirley Taubeneck Superior Teaching Award. This award is given annually by the Humanities Seminars Program. It is based entirely on student evaluations and seeks to honor the pedagogical skill, depth of expertise, and commitment to students demonstrated by the most outstanding faculty who teach for the Humanities Seminars Program. 

We are delighted to re-release this award-winning course 
during the Summer 2024 season. 

  • This course is offered as a recording. No live class sessions or meetings are scheduled with the professor or fellow students. 
  • Access - enrolled students have complete access to course materials via the HSP Learning Portal online from the day of their registration until August 31, 2024. On September 1, 2024, the class video recordings will be removed; however, students will retain access to all other course materials online.   
  • Price - has been reduced from our regular course tuition rates. Enrollment provides access to all course materials, including the original syllabus, reading materials, and video recordings of all class sessions for a limited time.

Registration Will Open Online:
Monday, March 4, 2024, at 8 AM (AZ Time)

Required Reading: 

  • No textbook is required. All readings will be distributed to students electronically.

Meet Your Professor

Department of English

THOMAS P. MILLER worked for 34 years at the University of Arizona before retiring in May 2022. During that time, he won two HSP teaching awards, national awards for my research, and university awards for mentoring and university leadership. He directed the Writing Program and helped found the graduate program in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English. He also served as vice provost for faculty affairs for a decade.

  • Ted and Shirley Taubeneck Superior Teaching Award


This course will be offered ONLINE ONLY
Classes will be live streamed during the time and dates specified in the course details section above. Instructions about how to access the course online will be sent to all enrolled students before the course begins.

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