GOVT 4000

GOVT 4000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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. 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."

Comments Co-meets vary by section.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Democracy and Representation

  •  6242 GOVT 4000   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Bateman, D

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Empire and Radical Political Thought

  •  7525 GOVT 4000   SEM 102

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Adalet, B

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Causes of Interstate War

  •  7526 GOVT 4000   SEM 103

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Way, C

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6293

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Comparative Urbanization

  •  7527 GOVT 4000   SEM 104

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Wallace, J

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6483

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Authoritarianism and Democracy

  •  7528 GOVT 4000   SEM 105

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Wallace, J

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6827

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: China, Tibet and Xinjiang

  • 16744 GOVT 4000   SEM 106

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Carlson, A

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

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6877

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: China and Asian Security

  • 16745 GOVT 4000   SEM 107

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Weiss, J

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