POLSCI 495 - Undergraduate Seminar in Political Theory
Section: 001 Liberalism and Its Critics
Term: FA 2006
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Senior standing and concentration in Political Science.
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The seminar explores the development of liberalism as a theory of toleration, rights, free market and individualism, and arguments against those values, both by explicit anti-liberals and by liberals themselves. It begins with the historical emergence of liberalism in the seventeenth century as a way to reconcile religious pluralism, but the seminar’s focus will be more modern and contemporary debates about the relationship between (1) rights and citizenship, (2) about the relationship between liberty, on the one hand, and social and political equality, on the other, (3) about the relationship between individuals and the state, and (4) about cultural and religious pluralism. Readings include historical and contemporary theoretical and popular texts. Grade will be based on papers (80%) and participation (20%). Prerequisites: POLSCI 101, 301, 302 or 409.

POLSCI 495 - Undergraduate Seminar in Political Theory
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001 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: POLSCI 101, 301, 302 or 409.
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