Fall 2012

An Introduction to Political Theory

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-110

Formerly listed as: POSC-10

Moodle site: Course


Andrew Poe (Section 01)


[PT] [PT - starting with the Class of 2015] 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.

Limited to 15 students. Fall semester.  Professor Poe. 

Cost: 24.00 ?


Writing attentive


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012