POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Section: 201
Term: SU 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Primarily for first and second year students.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course aims to provide students a wide survey of canonical and contemporary works of Western Political thought. After completing the course, students should be comfortable with and possess a working knowledge of some of the foundational texts and thinkers of western politics as well as some of the basic categories that political theorists study and are concerned with, such as citizenship, the state and rights. Rather than approaching texts in this course chronologically, we will tackle each text within a context of a particular political theoretical question and/or topic. Such an approach would be more beneficial for incoming students, both to foreground the continuing relevance of these texts to contemporary political questions and issues, as well as to provide students a ‘way in’ to the texts they will be studying.

POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Schedule Listing
201 (LEC)
MTuWTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0872203417
Modern political thought : readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche, Author: edited, with introductions, by David Wootton., Publisher: Hackett Pub. 1996
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0143039881
Eichmann in Jerusalem : a report on the banality of evil, Author: Hannah Arendt ; introduction by Amos Elon., Publisher: Penguin Books 2006
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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