Five College Consortium

Contemp Political Theory

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Political Science
Course Number: 
480
Institution: 
Amherst College

[PT] A consideration of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Western political theory. Topics to be considered include the fate of modernity, identity and difference, power, representation, freedom, and the state. This year’s readings may include works by the following authors: Freud, Weber, Benjamin, Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Berlin, Butler, Connolly, and Agamben. This course fulfills the requirement for an advanced seminar in Political Science.


Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Dumm.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
POSC-480-01-1718S

Course Sections

Contemp Political Theory
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Thomas Dumm tldumm@amherst.edu W 02:00PM-04:30PM CLAR 100