POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Fall 2020, Section 001 - American Constitutional Politics
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

"Constitutionalism" names a tradition of liberal democratic thought that centers on the value of governance through a text-based practice. This class will bring the promises and challenges of constitutionalism into focus with a special emphasis on questions like partisanship, integrity, and corruption; authoritarianism and oligarchy; security; and racial hierarchy. We'll explore these themes through case studies which may include the Constitution's ratification, the antislavery movement and Civil War, and the Cold War. Recurrent questions include: What does "constitutional liberalism" mean? What does "security" mean within a constitutional order? What are some different perspectives on the value and costs of liberal democratic governance? Together we will develop a version of emergent curriculum; that means that, with my support, students will be involved in choosing topic areas and readings from a list I provide, and within the structure we create, we will move our focus in accordance with how our curiosity develops together.

Intended Audience:

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Class Format:

We will have discussion sessions once or twice each week that require synchronous participation.

Schedule

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
26432
Open
20
 
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002 (REC)
  Hybrid
24154
Open
4
 
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003 (REC)
 Online
24595
Open
9
 
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004 (REC)
 Online
30416
Open
54
 
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005 (REC)
  Hybrid
25053
Closed
0
 
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006 (REC)
 Online
30417
Open
6
 
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011 (LEC)
 Online
32580
Closed
0
 
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012 (LEC)
 Online
32581
Open
56
 
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013 (DIS)
  Hybrid
32582
Open
2
 
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014 (DIS)
 Online
32584
Open
1
 
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015 (DIS)
  Hybrid
32586
Open
4
 
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016 (DIS)
 Online
32587
Open
3
 
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017 (DIS)
 Online
32588
Open
5
 
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