GOVT 1901

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Weekly informal discussion of urgent public issues posed by a central theme, such as inequality, foreign policy and immigration, or challenges to liberty and democracy. Recent public lectures organized by Ethics and Public Life, brief initial presentations by Cornell researchers, or brief debates between participants are typical starting-points for conversations reflecting diverse perspectives.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Comments Variable credit available: 1 credit S/U for regular participation; 2 credits, S/U or letter, for two short papers.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 10100GOVT 1901  SEM 101

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 17230GOVT 1901  SEM 102

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: PHIL 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The New Presidency and Its Problems

  • 17231GOVT 1901  SEM 103

  • This semester's course will discuss central issues raised by the election and agenda of the new US President, in light of competing moral perspectives, informed by social-scientific inquiry. While specific topics will depend on the election's outcome, concerns will include economic and racial inequality, poverty, immigration policy, uses of American power abroad, the political power of economic elites, and divisions and attitudes that are shaping American politics.