POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Details

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:

Description

This course serves as an introduction to political theory, one of the subfields of political science.  


This course is designed it for people who care about but may be baffled by contemporary US politics. Course readings offer an in-depth exploration of the three most powerful political ideologies of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century West: “liberalism,” “conservatism,” and “socialism.” Few people are sure how to define these terms, where they originated, and how they came to mean what they mean today. I hope that by the end of the class you can confidently identify yourselves and, more importantly, the messages you receive from candidates, advocacy groups, bloggers (and more) in relation to these traditions.

Course Requirements:

The course is taught through active learning that engages students in teaching themselves and each other and asks faculty members to focus more on posing questions, creating activities, and sparking dialogue than in dispensing eloquent wisdom (or droning on) from behind a lectern. Course assignments include: weekly reading quizzes; three short (500 to 750 word essays); editorial board exercise; active participation in lecture and sections.

Intended Audience:

The class is designed for political science majors and non-majors. It assumes no prior knowledge of political theory or United States history.

Class Format:

The class meets in person twice a week in lecture hall for one hour. Prior to the in class meetings, students are expected to watch and actively engage with a 20-minute pre-recorded lecture.

Schedule

POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11626
Open
24
 
29
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11627
Closed
0
 
4
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11628
Closed
0
 
-
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11629
Closed
0
 
3
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
18926
Closed
0
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11630
Closed
0
 
3
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
11631
Closed
0
 
2
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
11632
Closed
0
 
5
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
11633
Closed
0
 
1
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
15437
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0
 
2
Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
15438
Closed
0
 
1
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
19929
Closed
0
 
1
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
20123
Closed
0
 
3
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
015 (DIS)
 In Person
20124
Closed
0
 
2
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
016 (DIS)
 In Person
20125
Closed
0
 
2
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

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Syllabi

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