Courses

AS.190.621 - Poesis and Politics

This graduate seminar will investigate how an aesthetic approach to political concepts and practices – in particular the concept of the polity and the practice of judgment – responds to, troubles, and complicates political thought. In the company of Plato, Kant, Heidegger, Arendt, and Auden, we will explore two related sets of questions. First, what are the advantages and disadvantages of figuring the polity as a work of art or as an artistic creation? Second, how might poetry play a role in politics? Students will be required to submit weekly response papers and write a final 20-30 page paper on a topic related to the course, drawing on the work of at least two of the thinker-poets discussed.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Culbert, Jennifer
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.602 - Introduction to Quantitative Political Science

An introduction to measurement and data analysis in contemporary American political science. Measurement topics will include the formation of indices and cumulative scales. Analytic topics will topics include sampling variations, statistical association and causation, as manifested in contingency tables and correlation and regression. Emphasis will be on fundamental concepts and assumptions, and on comprehension and evaluation of the scholarly literature. Advanced undergraduates by permission only.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.643 - Practice and Process in International Relations Theory

This course covers a series of special topics in IR theory with an emphasis on how an appreciation of practices and process provides a fresh perspective on old questions and raises new ones. The course will focus on the pertinent sociological literature and how this has been applied in IR.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Schmidt, Sebastian
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.659 - Postcolonial Political Economy

There is currently an intermittent and under-examined relationship between postcolonial studies and critical political economy. The aim of this module is to help you to account for this relationship on your own terms. We will examine the entanglements of capitalism and colonialism by building unconventional conversations between classical political economists (as well as their 19th century successors) and thinkers and traditions invested in confronting colonialism and its legacies. We will focus primarily on regions affected by (Anglo) settler colonialism – especially the Americas and the Pacific.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Shilliam, Robert
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Status: Waitlist Only
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.667 - Reconstructing International Relations Theory

In this class, we will study IR theory in a reconstructive mode. We will return to foundational texts in light of more recent theoretical developments both in IR and social thought more broadly. Our goal will be to critically assess the basic epistemological, ontological, and historical assumptions of IR theory while charting paths for its possible futures.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Allan, Bentley
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.619 - Great Powers in the Middle East and North Africa

How have Great Powers shaped the history and politics of states in the Middle East and North Africa? For over a century, Great Powers have been extensively involved in the region: they established colonies, protectorates, and mandates during colonial period; afterward, they employed military force to constrain and shape regimes. Focusing primarily on Great Britain, France, and the United States, this course examines the causes and consequences of foreign military intervention from colonial conquest through the post-colonial period. Students will critically assess claims that link Great Power actions to current-day conditions in the region through evaluating contemporary scholarship and analyzing the history of selected cases.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lawrence, Adria K
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Status: Closed
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.652 - The Politics of Money, Debt and Credit

This course will survey recent scholarship on the politics of monetary and financial flows in the economy. We will reflect on the significance and causes of changes in underlying political economy and institutions since the mid-20th century. We will pay special attention to the rise of a new political economy often characterized as neoliberal, and we will discuss how scholars within and beyond political science make sense of these changes.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Jabko, Nicolas
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.610 - Process Philosophies and Political Manifestos

What do the process philosophies of Bergson, Whitehead and Daoism have to say to political manifestos advanced by writers such as Marx and Engels, Naomi Klein, Hardt and Negri, Dziga Vertov, Haitian and French revolutionaries, Folco Portinari. How, in turn, can the latter illuminate, deform, or inform them? The readings in this seminar bounce back and forth between the cosmic politics of process philosophy and a variety of short manifestos designed to speak to the vicissitudes of today.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Bennett, Jane, Connolly, William E
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.633 - Black Political Thought

This course will introduce you to a survey of Black political thought. Our examination will cover the time period between the latter years of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the present. In the first two thirds of the course we will deal with primary texts (including but not limited to Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, The Souls of Black Folk, and The Wretched of the Earth), and in the last third we will deal with modern day attempts to wrestle with the ideas in these texts (including but not limited to Intimate Justice and Critique of Black Reason).

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Spence, Lester
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.635 - Theories of Constitutional Governance

This class is focused on the nature of constitutions and the way that they should and do work within a political system, with particular emphasis on the U.S. context. We will examine both normative and empirical arguments about the relationship between politics and constitutional law. More specifically, we will think about how societies and individual actors should make meaning out of constitutional texts, how they do seem to make meaning out of those texts, and the conditions that give rise to constitutional drafting and change. Graduate students only.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Zackin, Emily
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Status: Canceled
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Bennett, Jane
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Allan, Bentley
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Teles, Steven Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Jabko, Nicolas
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Allan, Bentley
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Sheingate, Adam
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Schlozman, Daniel
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Mazzuca, Sebastian L
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Spence, Lester
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Schmidt, Sebastian
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Zackin, Emily
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Marlin-Bennett, Renee
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lieberman, Robert C
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lawrence, Adria K
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Zackin, Emily
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Mazzuca, Sebastian L
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Jabko, Nicolas
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lieberman, Robert C
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.800 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Parkinson, Sarah
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Bennett, Jane
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lawrence, Adria K
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Teles, Steven Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Katz, Richard Stephen
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Marlin-Bennett, Renee
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Sheingate, Adam
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Spence, Lester
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Schmidt, Sebastian
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Schlozman, Daniel
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Parkinson, Sarah
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science

AS.190.849 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Political Science