Politics, Identity and Resistance - Nation and Governance in Hungary

CLLC-L 120 / CLASS 22633 — Fall 2021

Location
Foster-Martin FQ012b
Days and Times
M/W/F 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m., 3 credits
Course Description

This course will delve deep into Hungarian culture and politics. It will explore the way a small but significant state is connected to others, and how Hungarian political rhetoric has affected the course of European cooperation and notions of unity. You'll also become an expert in the modern political goings-on of an European Union member state of your choosing (Poland? Sweden? Italy? Luxembourg? You choose!). You'll explore self-governance, sovereignty, the "nation," and the power of discourse therein. For instance, how can a state govern itself when it is part of a supranational organization like the EU, which has authority over all its member state governments? How does political talk help create the way we understand everyday governance? Although we may not be able to fully answer all of these deep and nagging questions, we'll give it our best shot in this discussion-based course about political talk.

Instructor: Jessica Storey-Nagy

Collins Seminars: Selected by Board of Educational Programming (BOEP)