GOVT 4000

GOVT 4000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

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. Fall 2024 Topics include: Empire and Black Radical Political Thought; Empire and (Anti)Colonial Violence; Pirates, Sailors, and Terrorists; Climate Change and International Security; Inequality and the Welfare State; Russian Politics. Spring 2025 Topics include: Criminal Justice in Comparative Perspective; Politics of Public Policy; Historical Analysis in Comparative Politics.

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Empire and Black Radical Political Thought

  •  5105 GOVT 4000   SEM 101

    • M Uris Hall G22
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Adalet, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to: Government seniors and juniors. Fulfills Government seminar requirement.

  • Topic: Empire and Black Radical Political Thought

  • 11829 GOVT 4000   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Adalet, B

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Empire and (Anti)Colonial Violence

  •  5859 GOVT 4000   SEM 102

    • W Uris Hall 498
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Ba, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to: Government seniors and juniors. Fulfills Government senior seminar requirement.

  • Topic: Empire and (Anti)Colonial Violence

  • 11835 GOVT 4000   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Ba, O

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: GOVT 6223

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Inequality & the Welfare State

  •  5860 GOVT 4000   SEM 103

    • F White Hall 104
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Perera, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to: Government seniors and juniors. Fulfills Government seminar requirement.

  • Topic: Inequality & the Welfare State

  • 11836 GOVT 4000   IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Perera, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Russian Politics

  • 18523 GOVT 4000   SEM 105

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to: Government seniors and juniors. Fulfills Government seminar requirement.

  • Topic: Russian Politics

  • 18524 GOVT 4000   IND 605

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Pirates, Sailors, and Terrorists

  • 20937 GOVT 4000   SEM 106

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to: Government seniors and juniors. Fulfills Government seminar requirement.

  • 20939 GOVT 4000   IND 606

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Climate Change and International Security

  • 20938 GOVT 4000   SEM 107

    • M Uris Hall 301
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Grasse, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to: Government seniors and juniors. Fulfills Government seminar requirement.

  • 20940 GOVT 4000   IND 607

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies