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Critical Theory
GOVT 352
Spring 2011 not offered

This course investigates the development of a particular school of 20th-century social theory known as critical theory. Influenced by Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, the critical theorists sought to move beyond standard class-based approaches in social analysis to investigate the unique challenges posed by capitalism, modern bureaucracy, and mass politics. We will read the works of Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse, and Jurgen Habermas, among others. The course will consider the strengths and limitations of critical theory by looking at feminist, postmodernist, and liberal critiques.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)

Last Updated on APR-24-2024
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