GOVT 4000

GOVT 4000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Major seminars in the Government department are small, advanced courses that cover an important theme or topic in contemporary politics in depth. Courses place particular emphasis on careful reading and classroom discussion, and students can expect to write a significant research paper. The enrollment limit is 15 students. These courses are open to all Cornell students, but preference in admissions is given to seniors over juniors, and to Government majors over other students.  Topics vary by semester and section.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: Government seniors and juniors.

Satisfies Requirement Counts toward the government major requirement when taken for "letter grade."

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Democracy in the United States, Past and Present

  •  6779GOVT 4000  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mettler, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Preference given to Government Seniors and Juniors. Fulfills government senior seminar requirement.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Politics of National Decline

  • 16553GOVT 4000  SEM 102

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ward, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Government Seniors and Juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: US Energy Policy

  • 19073GOVT 4000  SEM 103

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Government Seniors and Juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.