Approaches to Political Understanding (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Survey and analysis of alternative theories of knowledge in the social sciences. Epistemological norms of modern empiricism. The critique of empiricism. Linguistic analysis, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, hermeneutics, critical theory, structuralism, and post-structuralism. Application to the study of political science and public administration. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: admission to Ph.D. program or permission of instructor.