Approaches to Political Understanding
American University Catalog 2017-2018
   

GOVT-704 Approaches to Political Understanding (3)


Survey and analysis of alternative theories of knowledge in the social sciences. Epistemological norms of modern empiricism. The critique of empiricism. Linguistic analysis, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, hermeneutics, critical theory, structuralism, and post-structuralism. Application to the study of political science and public administration. Usually Offered: spring. Restriction: PhD program.

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