210034 LK BAK5: LK History of Theory and Debates on Theory (2018S)
Students who miss the first lesson without prior notification will lose their seat in the course.Follow the principles of good scientific practice.The course instructor may invite students to an oral exam about the student’s written contributions in the course. Plagiarized contributions have the consequence that the course won’t be graded (instead the course will be marked with an ‘X’ in the transcript of records).
- Registration is open from Mo 05.02.2018 08:00 to Mo 19.02.2018 08:00
- Registration is open from We 21.02.2018 08:00 to Mo 26.02.2018 08:00
- Deregistration possible until Fr 16.03.2018 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Please note that our first meeting is already on March 3rd!
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
• Active participation in the class as well as in small groups,
• two short writing assignments,
• one final seminar paper (10 pages, due by the end of the semester),
• presentations of group work and seminar paper.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Presence in the LK (attendance is mandatory).
This LK will be held in English. Therefore, a good (albeit not excellent) command of English is required.Grade Components
1. Active engagement in class discussions and group work (discussions, posters, role play): 25 points
2. Oral presentations (group work, seminar paper): 20 points.
3. Two short writing assignments (3 pages each): 30 points.
4. Individually selected empirical paper (10 pages) on the topic of the LK: 25 points.Grading Scale
1 (sehr gut) -> 100-89 points
2 (gut) -> 88-76 points
3 (befriedigend) -> 75-63 points
4 (genügend) -> 62-50 points
5 (nicht genügend) -> 49-0 points
Estlund, David (Ed.) (2012): The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
Leopold, David/Stears, Marc (Eds.) (2008): Political Theory: Methods and Approaches. New York: Oxford University Press.
Mills, Charles W. (1997): The Racial Contract. Ithaca/London: Cornell University Press.
Pateman, Carole/Mills, Charles W. (2007): Contract and Domination. Cambridge/Malden: Polity Press.
Wolff, Jonathan (2016): An Introduction to Political Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.Literature for the LK will be provided via Moodle.