POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
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:

During the “Sport and the Academy” theme semester, Introduction to Political Theory offers a special Sports Edition. It tackles the questions of political theory — freedom and equality, justice and fairness, governance and institutions, human flourishing and the good life — with examples from the world of sports and physical culture. The readings draw from classical political theory as well as from academic and popular texts about sports.

Course Requirements:

The course itself will be taught as a game: students have many different choices for assignments. There will be a lot of training (practicing various skills needed to think well about political questions) and optional matches, battles, and quests where those skills are tested. Grading will particularly reward risk taking, initiative, and problem solving.

Intended Audience:

Primarily for first and second year students

Class Format:

The course uses various interactive technologies, and a laptop is recommended but not required.

POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12182
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12
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
12183
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0
 
2LSA Ugrd
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
12184
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2
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
12185
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2
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
21898
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1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
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12186
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0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
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12187
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0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
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12188
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0
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
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12189
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1
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
010 (DIS)
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16702
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0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
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16703
Open
3
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
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23702
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0
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
23703
Open
1
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
014 (DIS)
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24269
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2
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
015 (DIS)
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24270
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0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
016 (DIS)
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24271
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0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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