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Fall 2019 Political Science UN1101 section 001
POLITICAL THEORY I

Call Number 47194
Day & Time
Location
MW 10:10am-11:25am
REN KRAFT CENTER
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Luke S Macinnis
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description What is the relationship between law and justice? Are capacities of political judgment shared by the many or reserved for the few? What does human equality consist of and what are its implications? Can individual freedom be reconciled with the demands of political community? What are the origins and effects of persistent gender inequalities? These are some of the crucial questions that we will address in this introductory course in political theory. The course is divided into five thematic sections, each addressing an enduring political problem or issue and centered on a key text in the history of political thought: 1. Laws, Obligations, and the Question of Disobedience; Sophocles, Antigone; 2. Democratic Citizenship and the Capacities of Political Judgment; Plato, Republic; 3. Origins and Effects of (In)equality; John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government; 4. Paradoxes of Freedom; Jean Jacques Rousseau, On the Social Contract; 5. The Woman Question; John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women.
Web Site Vergil
Department Political Science
Enrollment 98 students (100 max) as of 4:05PM Thursday, December 5, 2019
Subject Political Science
Number UN1101
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, Global Programs, General Studies, Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Students must register for discussion section POLS UN1111
Section key 20193POLS1101V001

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