POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
Section: 005 Race and Colony in Modern Political Thought
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In recent years, the discipline of political theory has increasingly begun to reflect on the centrality of empire, colonization, and racial slavery to the origins and development of the modern world and thus to modern political thought. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach, this course will survey some of the key figures drawn upon to theorize accounts of modern political thought in light of three key conceptual clusters that have informed contemporary debates: property, freedom/democracy, and recognition. Readings include: John Locke, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxembourg, Alexis de Tocqueville, William Apess, W.E.B Du Bois, CLR James, Charles Taylor, Frantz Fanon, Glen Coulthard.

Course Requirements:

2-3 mini-response papers with in-class presentations; paper of 15-20 pages (due mid-way through semester with second draft as final and in-class "mini-conference" at semester's end)

Class Format:

Seminar-style, meeting once a week

POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
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21704
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W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
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23459
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15
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
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26962
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15
 
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M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
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23527
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15
 
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W 1:00PM - 3:30PM
005 (SEM)
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25788
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15
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (SEM)
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26963
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20
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (SEM)
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27853
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15
 
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M 4:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (SEM)
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32534
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M 6:30PM - 8:30PM
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