Fall 2011

An Introduction to Political Theory

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-110

Formerly listed as: POSC-10


Andrew 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: 32.00 ?


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012