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Spring 2022 Political Science UN1101 section 001
POLITICAL THEORY I

Call Number 13106
Day & Time
Location
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
202 Altschul Hall (Barnard)
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Luke S Macinnis
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course considers key questions at the foundation of political thought.  What is justice?  How do we justify the coercive power of states? Do we have an obligation to obey the government? Who should make and enforce the law?  What basic rights and liberties should governments protect? How should our economic system produce and divide wealth and material resources?  What are the claims of excluded or marginalized groups and how can these claims be addressed?   We explore these questions through the works of several classical and contemporary political thinkers.  A major goal of the course is to practice the skills needed to understand a political thinker’s arguments and to construct one’s own.
Web Site Vergil
Department Political Science
Enrollment 126 students (130 max) as of 8:02AM Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Subject Political Science
Number UN1101
Section 001
Division Interschool
Campus Morningside
Note STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR A DISCUSSION SECTION-POLS UN1111
Section key 20221POLS1101V001

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