GOVT 4000

GOVT 4000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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.  Combined with: GOVT 6273

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: War & The State in Comparative Perpsective

  •  6717GOVT 4000  SEM 101

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6816

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Hannah Arendt

  • 17401GOVT 4000  SEM 102

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Politics of Policing

  • 17402GOVT 4000  SEM 103

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Checks & Balances or Imperial Presidency?

  • 17403GOVT 4000  SEM 104

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy: Development & Backsliding

  • 17404GOVT 4000  SEM 105

    • WUris Hall 360
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mettler, S

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