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Spring 2016-2017
* CLA 310 / CHV 314 / AAS 311 / POL 310 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Citizenships Ancient and Modern

Dan-El Padilla Peralta

Recent developments in the United States and throughout the world have exposed fault lines in how communities design and regulate forms of citizenship. But current debates over the assignment, withholding, or deprivation of citizen status have a long and violent history. In this course we will attempt to map a history of citizenship from the ancient Mediterranean world to the 21st century. Questions to be tackled include: who/what is a citizen? (How) are exclusion and marginalization wired into the historical legacies and present-day practices of citizenship?

Sample reading list:
Aristotle, Politics
Cicero, In Defense of the Republic
Livy, The Early History of Rome
Augustine, City of God
Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy
C. Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will climb from ~100 pp. per week to ~250 pp. There will be weekly written responses, a take-home midterm, and a take-home final.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Take Home Final Exam - 15%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
None. Students who have never taken a CLA course before are especially welcome..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43156 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   Aaron Burr Hall   219   Enrolled:33 Limit:60
43865 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
43866 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:6 Limit:15
43867 P03 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
43157 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled