GOVERNMENT

GOVT-396
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-396
001
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Jazz and Civil Rights Movement

This course acquaints students with an important and often neglected component of the twentieth-century Civil Rights Movement: how the jazz community in the United States became an important force for social, cultural, and political change on behalf of African-Americans and the civil rights movement more generally. In order to understand how musicians, promoters, journalists and music executives, and, by extension, ordinary Americans came together to confront Jim Crow and the discriminatory treatment of African-American musicians, it is necessary to understand the religious, musical and cultural traditions that Africans brought with them to the United States when they were imported as slaves.

GOVT-396
003
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Urban Politics in Comparative Perspective

This course examines case studies of urban activism and urban political development in global cities, participatory approaches to urban challenges, municipal government, the 'right to the city,' the politics of service provision, planning paradigms and their political assumptions and priorities, urban heritage conservation, and the growth of informal housing areas.

GOVT-396
004
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Comparative Authoritarianism

Francis Fukuyama (in)famously declared that the fall of the Soviet Union would be the end of history-in other words, there could be no more autocracy in the new era, only forms of liberal democracy would be left. Authoritarianism, however, has remained a powerful model for states across the world. This course introduces students to the different authoritarian types-from fascism to bureaucratic authoritarianism to the new hybrid regimes that incorporate elements of democracy and autocracy into their framework. The course begins by examining theories of authoritarianism and then considers the myriad examples of states which have or still do hold to undemocratic systems of rule. By the end of the course students should have a working knowledge of how to evaluate and compare authoritarian states across the world in the modern era (from 1900-today), giving them the tools to understand authoritarianism's enduring power.

GOVT-396
002
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

GOVT-396
003
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

GOVT-396
005
GOVERNMENT
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Political Theory: Issues and Texts

In this reading/discussion course held in conjunction with the lecture and debate programming of the Political Theory Institute (PTI), students read works by the PTI speakers as well as relevant original texts and information that the speakers analyze. Students attend PTI events and have meetings with several of the speakers. The course prepares students for the events and they learn in depth about an array of political theory issues and texts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

GOVT-396
001
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

GOVT-396
004
GOVERNMENT
FALL 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

GOVT-396
F01
GOVERNMENT
SUMMER 2016

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)