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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Nov 26, 2021
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Political Science has been effective at charting the patterns of the past and diagnosing concerns of the present, but consideration of the future is a different matter. This course deals with how to conduct “future-regarding” inquiry effectively, and seeks to train students in this analytical method of approaching a variety of topics that will be critical areas of political life and change in the future. The course covers why the future is difficult for political institutions and political thinkers to deal with and what attempts to effectively regard the future do exist. Automation, the nature of war, relations between generations, climate change, privacy, and many more topics will be covered in the process of learning to be more “future-regarding”. This class focuses on significant training in a specific analysis method or methods to complement the study of Political Theory, as well as satisfy the requirement for a Political Science department analysis course.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

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