POLI-Politics

POLI 10 Nationalism

Surveys contemporary academic approaches to the study of nationalism and writings of nationalist theorists from the 18th through 20th centuries. A few historical cases are considered.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Thomas

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Fall

POLI 104 Gender, Peace, and Security

Introduces the gendered dimensions of war and its aftermath. Explores what gender might teach us about security and the dynamics of war and peace with a particular focus on the everyday and on the roles and experiences of women.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 105D Late 20th Century Political Thought

Credits

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during priority enrollment.

POLI 106 Marxism as a Method

Examines Marx's use of his sources in political philosophy and political economy to develop a method for analyzing the variable ways in which social change is experienced as a basis for social action. Provides a similar analysis of contemporary materials. Contrasts and compares Marxian critiques of these materials and readings based on Nietzsche, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, and rational choice materialism.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 106

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment only.

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

POLI 107 Politics of Aesthetics

Introduces a variety of critical and aesthetic theories and various ways in which aesthetics are mobilized politically. Students are challenged to consider the politics of aesthetics as well as the aesthetics of politics both theoretically and historically. Enrollment restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior art, critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, history of art and visual culture, history, legal studies, philosophy, and politics majors.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): POLI 105B or POLI 105C.

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 109 Orientalism

Studies Orientalism as a concept of political theory and as a historical practice. Considers how Western views of the peoples, cultures, and governments of 'the East influenced political, intellectual, and aesthetic projects of the 18th and 19th centuries, with attention to the themes of colonialism, nationalism, language, and gender. Also considers Orientalism as a subject of post-colonial thought.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Thomas

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): POLI 105A, or POLI 105B, or POLI 105C, or POLI 105D; or by permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to politics majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 119 Queer Futures: Queer Theory and Politics in the United States

Explores the evolution of queer theorizing and politics in the United States from Stonewall to the present day. Examines the changing definition of queer identity; the intersection of race, class, and sexuality in the modern gay rights movement; and the rifts within the queer community. Draws from political theory, autobiography, literature, film, and law.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Summer

POLI 123 Parties and Elections in American Political Development

Credits

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior legal studies, politics, and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during priority enrollment.

POLI 171 Law of War

Examines legal regulation of international violent conflict. Students examine development of normative standards within international law and creation of institutions to both adjudicate violations and regulate conduct.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 171

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during first and second pass enrollment.

Quarter offered

Spring

POLI 183 Asian Security

Credits

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors during priority enrollment.

POLI 190U Global Climate Change Politics

Credits

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to senior politics and Latin American and Latino studies/politics combined majors.

POLI 212 Democratic Agency: Embodiment, Language, Precarity

Explores agency in contexts marked by co-action and conflict, interrogating agency's historical dimensions (conceptual and intrinsic), attribution to collective or ecosystemic actors, affective aspects, and relation to democracy and economy. Explores classic texts in political thought, as well as Taylor, Foucault, Butler, and Ranciere.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dean Mathiowetz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

POLI 265 Nationalism

Survey of theories of nationalism, with selected nationalist thinkers and case studies. Emphasis on historical analyses and cases. Topics include: origins and typologies of nationalisms, racism, gender, revolution, and the state.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Thomas

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring