POLS-Y 281 MODERN POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES (3 CR.)
Assesses leading political ideologies of the past two centuries, e.g. conservatism, liberalism, socialism, communism, fascism, feminism, environmentalism, anarchism, populism, and various forms of religious fundamentalism. Analyzes those ideologies as forms of thought and as motivators of political agency and organization that have shaped the contours of the modern political world.
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Modern Political Ideologies This course provides an intensive introduction to the world's most important and influential political ideologies. After we briefly discuss how best to understand the term "ideology," we proceed to examine those ideologies that continue to shape political experience worldwide: anarchism, conservatism, environmentalism, feminism, liberalism, nationalism, and socialism. Finally, we discuss globalization, its political challenges, the ongoing authoritarian "populist" backlash against it. There are no course prerequisites, but students should be prepared to read a range of (sometimes quite challenging) texts and writers, and then be ready to discuss them in class and write about them. By the course's conclusion, students can expect to have gained familiarity with the world's most significant contributions to political ideas or "ideology."