POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
Primarily for first and second year students.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course offers an introduction to some of the main themes and questions in Western political thought. It focuses on familiar political problems that arise in our contemporary world, but it puts them in a broader historical context, from the ancient Greece to the present. What do different political ideologies such as liberalism and conservatism mean? They are the leading ideologies in the contemporary United States, but they aren’t the only ones in history or around the world. Why, and why not? What are political disagreements about, anyway? How can there be a stable social order if we disagree so much? And if there is a stable social order, must we obey it? When can we disobey? Why? What, in general, is it acceptable to do in pursuit of one’s political goals?

POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
15653
Open
40
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
15655
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
15657
Open
6
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
15659
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
46244
Open
11
 
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MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
15661
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
15663
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
15665
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
15667
Open
2
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
26693
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
26695
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
49924
Open
17
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
49925
Open
15
 
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MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 0872208974
Modern political thought : readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche, Author: edited, with Introductions, by David Wootton., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Company, Inc. 2nd ed. 2008
Required
ISBN: 0872205541
The trial and death of Socrates : Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, death scene from Phaedo, Author: Plato ; translated by G.M.A. Grube ; revised by John M. Cooper., Publisher: Hackett Pub. 3rd ed. 2000
Required
ISBN: 0872209547
A rulebook for arguments, Author: Anthony Weston., Publisher: Hackett Pub. 4th editio 2009
Required
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