An Introduction to Political Theory
Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-10
Andrew L. Poe (Section 01)
[PT] This course is an introduction to political theory, examining the assumptions that allow the various forms of politics to operate as they do. It is divided into three parts: The first investigates the problems of foundations--what politics is and where we can find its limits; the second explores the politics in our ordinary lives--the politics that determine how we interact with our families and friends, and how we choose to live in our private lives; the third deals with the costs that may come from sharing our world. Throughout, we will use a variety of resources--philosophic, literary, cultural, cinematic, and historical--to develop ways of engaging our political world, unraveling those very assumptions we choose to live by.
Fall semester. Visiting Professor Poe.
Cost: 59.07 ?
Offerings2014-15: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012