Course description

This course offers a survey of Western political Philosophy. We will be reading and discussing the spectrum of great canonical theorists that include Plato, Aristotle, Christ, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, J.S. Mill, Burke, Marx, Fanon, Malcolm X and M. L. King. Our approach will be both historical and conceptual, as we explore the nature of justice, freedom and equality—their presence and absence–in the Western Tradition. (PT)

Summer 2023: Online course

Section ID:GOVT 1616 001-LEC
Number:1297
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 20-July 7, 2023
Time / room:M-F 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (sync)
Credit:4
Instructor:Moon, A. (am63)
Related:GOVT 1616 201-DIS
GOVT 1616 202-DIS
GOVT 1616 203-DIS
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer Courses.

To enroll:

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Tuition & fees:See Tuition for Online Courses

Summer 2023: Online course

Section ID:GOVT 1616 201-DIS
Number:1298
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 20-July 7, 2023
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:MWF 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (sync)
Credit:0
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:15
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1616 001-LEC
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer Courses.

To enroll:

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Tuition & fees:See Tuition for Online Courses

Summer 2023: Online course

Section ID:GOVT 1616 202-DIS
Number:1299
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 20-July 7, 2023
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:TWR 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (sync)
Credit:0
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:15
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1616 001-LEC
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer Courses.

To enroll:

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Tuition & fees:See Tuition for Online Courses

Summer 2023: Online course

Section ID:GOVT 1616 203-DIS
Number:1300
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 20-July 7, 2023
Final exam/project due:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:MWF 8 PM - 9 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (sync)
Credit:0
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:15
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in GOVT 1616 001-LEC
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer Courses.

To enroll:

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Tuition & fees:See Tuition for Online Courses

Student experiences

"My class has affected me in many ways since I have returned home. Not only do I talk my friends’ and parents’ ears off about Western political theory, I find that I actually view the world differently and make decisions based on the things I learned at Cornell."
"In his lectures, the professor covered key concepts in the reading and then allowed us to ask about or comment on the concepts addressed. He made lectures fun and educational."