Requirements: Alternative Political Theory

Required Readings:
You need to purchase the following six books; the articles are available on blackboard.
Robert C. Tucker (ed.) The Marx-Engels Reader (second edition, 1978, New York/London: Norton & Company).
Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial 	Society (second edition, 2002, New York: Routledge).
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality. Volume 1: An Introduction, (1990, New York: Vintage).
Jacques Derrida, Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, and the 	New International (1994, New York: Routledge). 

Requirements and Grading:
a) Regular attendance and active participation in class discussions 20%
b) One in-class presentation. You will be responsible for presenting the main ideas/arguments of the reading for that session and coming up with a set of questions to frame the class discussion. These questions will be circulated on blackboard to the entire class no later than 24 hours before the class meeting. Each student responds to one of these questions on blackboard before the class meets. 20%
c) Three short (5-6 pages double-spaced) papers, on assigned topics. 20% each 

Late Papers: Late papers will be penalized 1/3 of a letter grade for each day that they are late. Extensions will be granted only if you have made arrangements with me at least 24 hours in advance of the due date and only in exceptional circumstances.  

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