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Fall 2019 Political Science BC3102 section 001

Call Number 09156
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Michelle R Smith
Method of Instruction Classroom (0
Course Description Prerequisites: POLS 1013 or the equivalent. Race and Modern Political Thought is a Political Theory colloquium that explores how the concept of race became available to modern thought as a legitimate conceptualization of human being and difference and to political thought as an idea useful to structuring political communities.  Is race best understood in ideological terms, i.e., as a viewpoint shared by philosophers and lay-persons alike about difference that usefully reflected the needs and aspirations of slaveholders and colonialists?  Or is race instead an artifact of modern forms of reasoning?  Or should we ignore questions of origin and simply take seriously the notion that the only practical—ethically correct or politically progressive—approach to theorizing race is to attend critically to the organization of racial power?   What kind of idea is race?
Web Site Vergil
Department Political Science @Barnard
Enrollment 17 students (16 max) as of 9:06PM Friday, October 18, 2019
Status Full
Subject Political Science
Number BC3102
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Note Appl due 4/1:
Section key 20193POLS3102X001

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