GOVT 1901

GOVT 1901

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course will address questions of justice posed by current political controversies, for example, controversies 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.

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
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8234GOVT 1901  SEM 101

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8311GOVT 1901  SEM 102

  • Weekly discussions of urgent questions of political and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); economic and racial inequality; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; and America’s role in the world. Brief readings, often from relevant controversies in political philosophy, will be starting points for mutual learning about these vital issues.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy, Equality, and Justice, Now

  •  8312GOVT 1901  SEM 103

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral questions about politics and society in the United States and American conduct toward people abroad. Brief readings will be starting points for mutual learning about issues such as inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); constitutional order and its vulnerability; patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and global uses of American power.