ITAL 3600

ITAL 3600

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

Was any political philosopher seemingly more quoted (and misquoted) in the annus horribilis that was 2020 than Niccolo Machiavelli?  In this course we will ask why so much interest by reading his major works, including The Prince and selections from Discourse on Livy.  After that we will time travel to the modern period and attempt to register where and how Machiavelli's understanding of conflict, Fortune, and institutions is located today.  Discussions of populism will figure prominently.  Along the way we will evaluate interpretations from some of Machiavelli's most illustrious readers, including Gramsci, Althusser, Arendt, and Foucault.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)

Comments Conducted in English.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17409 ITAL 3600   SEM 101

    • MWF Klarman Hall KG42
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Campbell, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Conducted in English.