POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Theme
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 is a primarily chronological introduction to a selection of major and some minor works in Western political theory. The texts we read are (mostly) old, but the questions should be familiar: How should we live, and what rules should govern our collective life? Those are, roughly, the questions of the good life and justice. How should we go about pursuing our goals? That is the question of political action. Finally, why do we disagree when we answer those questions? That’s the question of ideology. The course uses various interactive technologies, and a laptop is recommended but not required. Assignments include regular reading questions, short papers, writing on a course blog, and optional group work.

POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
15499
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3
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
15501
Closed
0
1LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
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15503
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0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
15505
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
42767
Closed
0
 
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MW 5:00PM - 6:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
15507
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
15509
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
15511
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
15513
Closed
0
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
26153
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
26155
Open
2
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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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: 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
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