GOVT 1615

GOVT 1615

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course introduces students to political theory as a distinctive mode of political inquiry. By surveying the wide range of forms through which political theory has been practiced—such as treatises, dialogues, plays, aphorisms, novels, manifestos, letters, speeches, illustrations, and films—we explore the ways in which political theory reflects upon, criticizes, and reshapes the basic concepts, habits of perception, and modes of feeling through which people make sense of the political world, from big events like wars and revolutions to everyday experiences of felt injustice or alienation. Our approach will be both historical and conceptual, attending to the force of each theoretical intervention in its context, while also drawing out the broader philosophical and political questions it continues to pose to us now.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Subfield (PT)

Comments Although not a prerequisite, GOVT 1615 can be taken in sequence with GOVT 3626.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 1920

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7400GOVT 1615  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Markell, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7533GOVT 1615  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7534GOVT 1615  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7535GOVT 1615  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  7536GOVT 1615  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 20857GOVT 1615  DIS 205

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20858GOVT 1615  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: Online