2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

This course offers a survey of political theory in the West. We will examine some of the persistent dilemmas of politics and the attempts of several canonical political theorists to respond to them: Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Nietzsche. In each case, we will attend to the particular crises these theorists addressed in their workâ¿¿such as imperialism, the European wars of religion, the English Civil War, the French Revolution, and industrial capitalismâ¿¿as well as the broader philosophical and political issues they continue to pose to us now. Our approach will be both historical and conceptual, providing students with an understanding of political theory as a distinctive form of political inquiry.

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

Classes

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:GOVT 1615 001-LEC
Number:1147
Class dates:June 22-July 10, 2020
Time / room:M-F 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM / TBA
MW 3 PM - 4:15 PM / TBA
Credit:4
Related:GOVT 1615 201-DIS
GOVT 1615 202-DIS
GOVT 1615 203-DIS
GOVT 1615 204-DIS

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:GOVT 1615 201-DIS
Number:1148
Class dates:June 22-July 10, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM / TBA
TR 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM / TBA
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:18
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1615 001-LEC
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:GOVT 1615 202-DIS
Number:1150
Class dates:June 22-July 10, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM / TBA
TR 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM / TBA
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:18
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1615 001-LEC
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:GOVT 1615 203-DIS
Number:1151
Class dates:June 22-July 10, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM / TBA
TR 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM / TBA
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:17
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1615 001-LEC
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:GOVT 1615 204-DIS
Number:1152
Class dates:June 22-July 10, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM / TBA
TR 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM / TBA
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:17
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1615 001-LEC
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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