Liberalism and Its Critics

Section 1SP, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 3

Course Description

In this seminar we will study liberalism and its contemporary critics. We will begin by considering what liberalism is, in its political, philosophical, economic, and legal forms. Then we survey various critiques—religious, communitarian, libertarian, socialist, populist, among others. We will be reading a range of articles and books, mostly in the field of political and legal theory. No prior knowledge is required, but a willingness to engage deeply with challenging texts will be assumed.

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any): None
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Final Type (if any): None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write several short (2-3 page) response papers due directly to the instructors (not via EXPO)

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
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Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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