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GOVT 1615 Introduction to Modern Political Theory

Course description

This course offers a survey of modern political theory in the West. We will examine some of the persistent dilemmas of political modernity and the attempts of several canonical political theorists to respond to them: Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche. In each case, we will attend to the particular crises these theorists addressed in their work--such as the European wars of religion, the English Civil War, colonialism, the French Revolution, and industrial capitalism--as well as the broader philosophical and political issues they continue to pose to us now. Our approach will be both historical and conceptual, in other words, with the hopes of providing students with a nuanced but clear understanding of political theory as a distinctive form of political inquiry.

Although not a prerequisite, GOVT 1615 can be taken in sequence with GOVT 3626.

Classes

GOVT 1615 001-LEC On-campus Extra-session

Number:1195
Class dates:June 25-July 13, 2018
Days/times:M-F 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM McGraw Hall 165
MW 3 PM - 4:15 PM McGraw Hall 165
Credit:4
Related:GOVT 1615 201-DIS
GOVT 1615 202-DIS
GOVT 1615 203-DIS
GOVT 1615 204-DIS
Related:Cross-listed with PHIL 1920 001-LEC

GOVT 1615 201-DIS On-campus Extra-session

Number:1198
Class dates:June 25-July 13, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Goldwin Smith Hall 156
TR 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM Goldwin Smith Hall 156
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:14
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1615 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with PHIL 1920 201-DIS

GOVT 1615 202-DIS On-campus Extra-session

Number:1199
Class dates:June 25-July 13, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Goldwin Smith Hall 158
TR 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM Goldwin Smith Hall 158
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:14
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1615 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with PHIL 1920 202-DIS

GOVT 1615 203-DIS On-campus Extra-session

The GOVT 1615 203-DIS section of this course has been canceled.

GOVT 1615 204-DIS On-campus Extra-session

The GOVT 1615 204-DIS section of this course has been canceled.

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