HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar
Section: 005 The Ideologies of Modernity
Term: FA 2008
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Honors, FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The ideological labels of the modern world—liberalism, conservatism, socialism, fascism, environmentalism, feminism, etc.—have all taken on new meanings in the 21st century. Nonetheless, we continue to use those labels to frame the way we discuss our collective problems and define our political identities. When one calls oneself a liberal or a conservative, one evokes a rich ideological tradition (whether knowingly or not), carrying into the present the assumptions, values, and goals of a long line of predecessors. This class will explore the major traditions of political thought that have shaped modern history, with a focus on key texts from a wide range of seminal authors across the political spectrum, from Adam Smith to Karl Marx. As we read these classics we will study both their historical origins and their present-day appropriations, finding examples from contemporary media to see how the ideas of the 19th and 20th centuries are being used today.

HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
21352
Open
2
1Y1
3Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 001: meets with CAAS 104.002
002 (SEM)
P
25609
Open
11
12LSA Hnrs Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
25610
Open
9
3Y1
2Enrollment Management
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 003: meets with AMCULT 103.003
004 (SEM)
P
25654
Open
3
3Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 004: meets with ENVIRON 139.004
005 (SEM)
P
26305
Open
8
8LSA Hnrs
20Enrollment Management
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (SEM)
P
28150
Open
10
8Y1
3Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 007: meets with ASIAN 253
008 (SEM)
P
28329
Open
2
2Y1
3Enrollment Management
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 008: meets with JUDAIC 150.001
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