Government (GOVT)Arts and Sciences

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

GOVT 1101

This First-Year Writing Seminar is devoted to the study of political power and the interaction of citizens and governments and provides the opportunity to write extensively about these issues. Topics vary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: A Tale of Two Koreas

  • 19578GOVT 1101  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Politics of Work

  • 19579GOVT 1101  SEM 102

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rosenblum, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Anticolonial Global Justice

  • 19581GOVT 1101  SEM 104

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Alkadi-Barbaro, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Decolonization

  • 19582GOVT 1101  SEM 105

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ba, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

GOVT 1111

A policy-centered approach to the study of government in the American experience.  Considers the American Founding and how it influenced the structure of government;  how national institutions operate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 1115

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5957GOVT 1111  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kriner, D

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6430GOVT 1111  DIS 201

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6431GOVT 1111  DIS 202

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Howard, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6432GOVT 1111  DIS 203

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Howard, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6433GOVT 1111  DIS 204

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6434GOVT 1111  DIS 205

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6435GOVT 1111  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6436GOVT 1111  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6437GOVT 1111  DIS 208

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6848GOVT 1111  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6962GOVT 1111  DIS 210

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7289GOVT 1111  DIS 211

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7290GOVT 1111  DIS 212

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 1503

This course offers an introduction to the study of Africa, the U.S., the Caribbean and other diasporas.  This course will examine, through a range of disciplines, among them literature, history, politics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 1500ASRC 1500

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6516GOVT 1503  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 1623

In 1868, samurai revolutionaries and their allies seized the reins of power and established a new capital they called Tokyo.  Against all odds, this fragile regime survived and made Tokyo a center of power ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2222CAPS 1622HIST 1622

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19009GOVT 1623  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Roebuck, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19010GOVT 1623  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19011GOVT 1623  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19012GOVT 1623  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19013GOVT 1623  DIS 204

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19014GOVT 1623  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19015GOVT 1623  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19016GOVT 1623  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19017GOVT 1623  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19018GOVT 1623  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 1817

An introduction to the basic concepts and practice of international politics with an emphasis on learning critical thinking.  The course is divided into two parts. In the first half, we will learn about ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5848GOVT 1817  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kreps, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6442GOVT 1817  DIS 201

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6443GOVT 1817  DIS 202

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6444GOVT 1817  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6445GOVT 1817  DIS 204

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6446GOVT 1817  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6447GOVT 1817  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6448GOVT 1817  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6449GOVT 1817  DIS 208

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6450GOVT 1817  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6451GOVT 1817  DIS 210

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 2225

In recent years, poverty and inequality have become increasingly common topics of public debate, as academics, journalists, and politicians attempt to come to terms with growing income inequality, with ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  6301GOVT 2225  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6912GOVT 2225  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6913GOVT 2225  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6914GOVT 2225  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6915GOVT 2225  DIS 204

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6916GOVT 2225  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6917GOVT 2225  DIS 206

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6918GOVT 2225  DIS 207

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6919GOVT 2225  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7097GOVT 2225  DIS 209

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7098GOVT 2225  DIS 210

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 2264

This course explores the causes and consequences of modern day civil wars. The first part of the course looks at individual, group, and state level factors that might cause civil wars to break out. The ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18753GOVT 2264  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Karim, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 2274

This overview course will take a thematic and interdisciplinary approach to major questions of our time, including health, development, migrations, security, technology, inequality, and innovation. We ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17297GOVT 2274  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Riedl, R

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 2432

The course concerns the principles and philosophical arguments underlying conflicts and moral dilemmas of central and ongoing concern to society as they arise within legal contexts. We consider questions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8166GOVT 2432  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Marmor, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8167GOVT 2432  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8168GOVT 2432  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 2553

This course will cover current events in Europe as they unfold during the semester. Each week the two meetings will features a "topic" day in which students learn about a current issue of importance for ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6989GOVT 2553  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Way, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7408GOVT 2553  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18773GOVT 2553  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 2806

This course presents a cultural and historical perspective on ideas of agency, responsibility, and punishment through foundational texts of western law. We will primarily focus on three main areas of law: ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2806FGSS 2806

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17280GOVT 2806  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Giannella, N

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 3032

Public policies are political outcomes determined by processes that are complex, convoluted and often controversial. The aim of this course is to equip students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3033

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7856GOVT 3032  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  8120GOVT 3032  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8121GOVT 3032  DIS 202

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8122GOVT 3032  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8123GOVT 3032  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8124GOVT 3032  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8125GOVT 3032  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8126GOVT 3032  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17301GOVT 3032  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3071

The US and the global community face a number of complex, interconnected and enduring issues that pose challenges for our political and policy governance institutions and society at large.  Exploring how ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3071

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7529GOVT 3071  LEC 001

    • FWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Silbey, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

GOVT 3112

The course will be a lecture course on Congress, introducing them to the political science literature on the topic and the major research questions and approaches. We will examine the development of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3112

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17283GOVT 3112  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bateman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17286GOVT 3112  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17287GOVT 3112  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17288GOVT 3112  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17289GOVT 3112  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3121

This is a class about the American criminal justice system—from policing to prisons, from arrest to reentry. In many ways, the operation of the modern criminal justice system is taken for granted, which ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3121

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17299GOVT 3121  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Margulies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17303GOVT 3121  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17304GOVT 3121  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17305GOVT 3121  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17306GOVT 3121  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17307GOVT 3121  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17308GOVT 3121  DIS 206

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17310GOVT 3121  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17311GOVT 3121  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3251

COVID-19 did not affect everyone equally. In fact, the opposite is true: the pandemic exposed dramatic health inequities by race, class, gender, and other factors. Not only were some groups more likely ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3261

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18294GOVT 3251  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

      Perera, I

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18295GOVT 3251  DIS 201

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18296GOVT 3251  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18297GOVT 3251  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18298GOVT 3251  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18299GOVT 3251  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 3281

This course investigates the United States Supreme Court and its role in politics and government. It traces the development of constitutional doctrine, the growth of the Court's institutional power, and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3281LAW 3281

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18974GOVT 3281  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3294

We are in an era of unprecedented access to information via digital news, the internet, and social media. This also comes with significant misinformation — for example, in 2016, Oxford Dictionaries named ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17327GOVT 3294  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cirone, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17328GOVT 3294  DIS 201

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cirone, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17329GOVT 3294  DIS 202

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cirone, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3303

From a perspective based on comparative political economy, this course examines pressing contemporary issues such as the politics of growing inequality.  We consider conflicts around markets, democracy, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 4330

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7934GOVT 3303  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Turner, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3313

What explains authoritarian resilience in the Middle East? What are the causes and consequences of Islamist political attitudes and behavior? What is the historical legacy of colonialism and empire in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: JWST 3850NES 3850

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18586GOVT 3313  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Blackman, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18590GOVT 3313  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18591GOVT 3313  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 3354

Three decades from the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have gained broad perspective on the challenges of societal transformations away from socialism.  This course explores the process and social consequences ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 3430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7957GOVT 3354  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3437

The European Union (EU) is a major player in international politics. Despite this, it remains unclear whether the EU is ultimately an international organization, a state in the making, or an entirely new ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17349GOVT 3437  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Schade, D

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17524GOVT 3437  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17525GOVT 3437  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 3494

This course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of regional development and globalization. Topics vary each semester. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3854CRP 3854

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Growth and Development

  •  6148GOVT 3494  LEC 080

    • MWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fridl, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3854CRP 3854

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Social Justice& Urban Issues:Case of Washington,DC

  • 17096GOVT 3494  LEC 081

    • WWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ajinkya, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington Program.

GOVT 3636

Shortly after the 2016 election, The New Yorker published an article entitled "The Frankfurt School Knew Trump was Coming." This course examines what the Frankfurt School knew by introducing students to ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3541ENGL 3920GERST 3620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7643GOVT 3636  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fleming, P

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 3683

Corruption, and the perception of corruption, pervades many aspects of society and has become a source of political protest around the world. This course focuses on the similarities and differences between ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 3680

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8261GOVT 3683  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, P

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 3705

An introduction (without prerequisites) to fundamental problems of current political theory, filmmaking, and film analysis, along with their interrelationship.  Particular emphasis on comparing and contrasting ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3300GERST 3550PMA 3490

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16712GOVT 3705  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Waite, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3737

Throughout human history, and its modern incarnation, communities have clashed just as often as states. This course sheds light on ethnic communities and conflicts, explicating their historical dynamics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3735NES 3735

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18596GOVT 3737  LEC 001

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Abulof, U

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 3745

Survey of European social theory from Hegel to Foucault (via Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Weber, and the Frankfurt School). view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 2240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17331GOVT 3745  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kosch, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3785

This course examines controversies in the theory and history of civil disobedience. Do citizens have obligations to obey unjust laws? Can law breaking ever be civil rather than criminal? Do disruptive ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3785PHIL 2945

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17356GOVT 3785  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17357GOVT 3785  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17358GOVT 3785  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17359GOVT 3785  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17360GOVT 3785  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 3805

We are all the living dead – alive but bound to die, and know it. In this course we will learn how existential fears and anxieties shape our politics, partly through moral meaning-making. While the politics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3805NES 3805

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8099GOVT 3805  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Abulof, U

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 3967

China is often thought of as being isolated from the outside world. It is imagined as existing in historic seclusion, and, following the establishment of the People's Republic, as pursuing a path of autarky. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3395CAPS 3967

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17412GOVT 3967  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Carlson, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 4000

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 ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6273

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: War & The State in Comparative Perpsective

  •  6717GOVT 4000  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Flores-Macias, G

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6816

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Hannah Arendt

  • 17401GOVT 4000  SEM 102

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Markell, P

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Politics of Policing

  • 17402GOVT 4000  SEM 103

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Karim, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for 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

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kriner, D

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Democracy: Development & Backsliding

  • 17404GOVT 4000  SEM 105

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mettler, S

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

GOVT 4021

American conservative thought rests on assumptions that are strikingly different from those made by mainstream American liberals.  However, conservative thinkers are themselves committed to principles ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4021

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6840GOVT 4021  SEM 101

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bensel, R

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

GOVT 4022

This course explores how a rapidly changing media environment and popular cultural are changing American governance and popular perceptions of democratic institutions. The course examines more than eighty ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8493GOVT 4022  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Israel, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This class does not fulfill the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4283

This class will examine the history and contemporary role of Latinos as a minority group in the U.S. political system. This course is intended as an overview of the political position of Latinos y Latinas ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4283LSP 4283

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7926GOVT 4283  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Garcia-Rios, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Government Seniors and Juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4543

This course a offers comparative political sociology of democratic and non-democratic institutions in the United States and beyond. Topics will include nationalism, fascism and populism. My focus will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 4540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8260GOVT 4543  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Berezin, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    This course does not satisfy the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4827

Seminar intended to examine the increasingly complex relationship that has evolved between China and the rest of the international system, with particular focus on the rise of Chinese nationalism and the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4448CAPS 4827GOVT 6827

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7991GOVT 4827  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Carlson, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Government Seniors and Juniors given preference. This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4949

This seminar creates a structured environment in which honors students will examine different  research approaches and methods and construct a research design for their own theses—a thesis proposal that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5852GOVT 4949  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bensel, R

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement.

GOVT 4998

This required course forms the core of the Cornell in Washington academic program. The foundational skill of both politics and policy is taking knowledge, analyzing it, figuring out how to convert it into ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  4372GOVT 4998  LEC 080

    • FWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Silbey, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

GOVT 4999

One-on-one tutorial arranged by the student with a faculty member of his or her choosing. Open to government majors doing superior work, and it is the responsibility of the student to establish the research ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5042GOVT 4999  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bensel, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5056GOVT 4999  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kreps, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5059GOVT 4999  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mettler, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5070GOVT 4999  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5078GOVT 4999  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Way, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5080GOVT 4999  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Margulies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

GOVT 6019

The goal of this course is to introduce probability and statistics as fundamental building blocks for quantitative political analysis, with regression modeling as a focal application. We will begin with ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5958GOVT 6019  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pepinsky, T

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7286GOVT 6019  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 6031

The major issues, approaches, and institutions of American government and the various subfields of American politics are introduced. The focus is on both substantive information and theoretical analysis, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7989GOVT 6031  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bateman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6132

Economic inequality has been soaring in the United States since the 1970s, making it as unequal as it was during the Gilded Age, and more unequal than any of the world's other wealthy nations today that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17425GOVT 6132  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mettler, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6215

This course will explore the ways in which Michel Foucault's oeuvre transitions from a concern with sovereignty to a preoccupation with biopolitics. Foucault's early work (one understands that there is ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17467GOVT 6215  SEM 101

    • M
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Farred, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6246

This seminar will study the problem of transmission in psychoanalysis, with an emphasis on its stakes for political history and theory. Freud's Moses and Monotheism addresses the unconscious and intersubjective ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6778FREN 6240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17154GOVT 6246  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • McNulty, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 6255

Marx, never reading Freud, produced analysis of ideology and fetishism as class struggle; Freud, barely mentioning Marx, produced critique of socialism and communism. Freudo-Marxism began 1920s: Austria/Germany ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18987GOVT 6255  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Waite, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Enrollment limited to Seniors and Graduate Students.

GOVT 6273

The goal of the course is to introduce students to the study of the nexus between violence and the creation of the modern state. It is intended to familiarize students with the role that war and other ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4000

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17430GOVT 6273  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Flores-Macias, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6284

What types of political outcomes can religion and culture help explain? What political and social factors affect religious identity and institutions? This course is designed to provide graduate students ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17440GOVT 6284  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Blackman, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6344

This course provides an overview of design-based inference and experimental methods, with a focus on historical political economy. Each week presents the foundations of new method, along with innovative ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17443GOVT 6344  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cirone, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6353

This course provides a graduate-level survey of the field of comparative politics, introducing students to classic works as well as recent contributions that build upon those works. Readings will draw ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5164GOVT 6353  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Riedl, R

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6365

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 4671SHUM 6671

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19942GOVT 6365  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6619

This is a course on networks and text in quantitative social science. The course will cover published research using text and social network data, focusing on health, politics, and everyday life, and it ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 6610INFO 6610SOC 6610

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7626GOVT 6619  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hobbs, W

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6656

Advanced discussion of a topic in social and political philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6656PHIL 6430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Theories of Justice, Equality, Liberalism & Reason

  • 17236GOVT 6656  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Marmor, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GOVT 6816

This is a recurring seminar on the political theory of Hannah Arendt, which combines close reading of a rotating selection of her works (it is not a comprehensive survey) with intensive reconstruction ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17439GOVT 6816  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Markell, P

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 6827

This seminar is intended to examine the increasingly complex relationship that has evolved between China and the rest of the international system, with particular focus on the rise of Chinese nationalism ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4448CAPS 4827GOVT 4827

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7990GOVT 6827  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Carlson, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

GOVT 7998

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-12 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8408GOVT 7998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

GOVT 7999

Individualized readings and research for graduate students. Topics, readings, and writing requirements are designed through consultation between the student and the instructor. Graduate students in government ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5112GOVT 7999  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bensel, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5124GOVT 7999  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kreps, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5127GOVT 7999  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mettler, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5128GOVT 7999  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5135GOVT 7999  IND 632

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Way, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5176GOVT 7999  IND 634

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Flores-Macias, G

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies