POLS 3440 Politics through Literature

3 hours; 3 credits

Contribution of literary sources to the study of politics. Political concepts and problems include political obligation, freedom, authority, revolutionary violence, and technology. Application of political criteria rather than aesthetic criteria to works by such authors as Melville, Faulkner, Orwell, Camus, Morrison, Allende, Naipaul, and Marshall.

Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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