Are you interested in Trump/Russia and/or in issues involving reproductive rights? If so, these Government Department seminars still have seats available:
GOVT 370 Scope and Limits of U.S. Executive Power
Ben Krupicka, Thursday, 1:20-4:10, PAC 411
This course will analyze the executive powers wielded by the President of the United States. Throughout the course we will examine the history of social, political, and legal conflicts and compromise that has shaped the current scope and limits of presidential power. We will be discussing a variety of topics including executive orders, the president’s war powers, executive privilege, clemency, and the veto power.
GOVT 396 Politics, Freedom, and Biology
Liza Williams, Tuesday, 1:20-4:10, ALLB 113
Biological processes, the natural world, and the human condition have long inspired political thinkers, from Aristotle to the present. This course takes up important ethical and political questions of human freedom that derive from our human capacities and character. We will examine contemporary philosophical problems in four areas: bioethics; biotechnology, especially as related to reproductive technologies; discourses in human freedom and ecology; and the science of judgment and cognition. Texts will include selections from Aristotle, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, Saba Mahmood, Allen Buchanan, and William Connolly.