GOVT 1901

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

Weekly informal discussion of urgent public issues posed by a central theme, such as inequality, foreign policy and immigration, or challenges to liberty and democracy. Recent public lectures organized by Ethics and Public Life, brief initial presentations by Cornell researchers, or brief debates between participants are typical starting-points for conversations reflecting diverse perspectives.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Comments Variable credit available: 1 credit S/U for regular participation; 2 credits, S/U or letter, for two short papers.

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  • Enrollment Information
    Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Justice and Politics in the Trump Era

  •  9499GOVT 1901  SEM 101

    • W
    • Konya, N

      Miller, R

  • This semester’s course will address questions of justice posed by current political controversies, for example, over immigration, economic inequality, American nationalism, the government’s role in healthcare and the environment, racial inequality, the political power of elites, populism, authoritarianism, globalization, and the proper use of America’s global power. Brief readings in political philosophy and social science will be starting points for informal discussion and mutual learning among diverse perspectives.

  • Enrollment Information
    Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Justice and Politics in the Trump Era

  •  9994GOVT 1901  SEM 102

    • M
    • Jochim, J

      Miller, R

  • This semester’s course will address questions of justice posed by current political controversies, for example, over immigration, economic inequality, American nationalism, the government’s role in healthcare and the environment, racial inequality, the political power of elites, populism, authoritarianism, globalization, and the proper use of America’s global power. Brief readings in political philosophy and social science will be starting points for informal discussion and mutual learning among diverse perspectives.

  • Enrollment Information
    Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Justice and Politics in the Trump Era

  •  9995GOVT 1901  SEM 103

    • W
    • Miller, R

      Zimmer, D

  • This semester’s course will address questions of justice posed by current political controversies, for example, over immigration, economic inequality, American nationalism, the government’s role in healthcare and the environment, racial inequality, the political power of elites, populism, authoritarianism, globalization, and the proper use of America’s global power. Brief readings in political philosophy and social science will be starting points for informal discussion and mutual learning among diverse perspectives.