POLSCI 603 - Modern Political Thought
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course offers a selective survey of some of the pivotal writers/thinkers in the tradition of modern Western political theory, beginning with Thomas Hobbes and ending with Friedrich Nietzsche. While our exploration of these (mostly) canonical works will be varied, recurrent themes that will guide our discussions include: the relationship between language and politics, epistemology and power, publicity and intimacy, and aesthetics and sovereignty. The instructor embraces and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to course readings: e.g., literary, historical, sociological, etc. emphases and approaches are warmly invited.

This course is in the Political Theory Subfield.

Course Requirements:

Students will have the option of writing either 3 short (8-10 pp) papers over the course of the term or 1 longer (20 pp) paper, which will be submitted in draft and then, following comments from the instructor, final form.

POLSCI 603 - Modern Political Thought
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001 (SEM)
Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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