PSCI 313
The Origins of Totalitarianism
Last Offered Spring 2009
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed INTR 313 / PSCI 313 / PHIL 313
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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This tutorial examines the work and life of German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt, and relationships of ethnic identity, racism, anti-semitism and fascism in political life. The centennial of her birth and growing debates about the nature of modern “fascism” and “democracy” have led to increased attention to the writings of Hannah Arendt. This tutorial will review key works including Young-Bruehl’s biography, Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World, and Arendt’s own texts: The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, On Revolution, Crises of the Republic, Men in Dark Times, Rahel Varnhargen: The Life of a Jewish Woman.
The Class: Format: tutorial; alternating weekly, each student delivers a 5-page essay on assigned readings or screenings, while his or her partner responds with a 1- to 2-page written critique
Limit: 10
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: each student writes and presents five essays and five response critiques; grades are determined as follows: 60% essays and response papers; 40% final paper (synthesis of essays to explore one theme)
Unit Notes: formerly AFR 323T
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
INTR 313 Division II PSCI 313 Division II PHIL 313 Division II
Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives

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