Key Concepts in Political Thought
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Charlotte Epstein is the best. A lot of people left after the first lecture when she told us we couldn't use laptops or phones during class combined with the fact that she doesn't record lectures. But don't let that scare you off. She gets a standing ovation at the end of every semester. This course is tough - but if you actually want an education then cannot recommend this course enough.
Anonymous, Semester 2, 2016
Charlotte is actually frikkin amazing, she does exactly what people come to study humanities for - give people a historical, theoretical and philosophical account of how we got to where we are. Of course, doing it in a grand manner is very difficult, but she does it specifically on the issue on sovereignty, how history shaped it, how it shaped history and why (rather than how) it shapes our world now. Fantastic unit, and if you couple this with Alex's units GOVT2112 and PHIL2616, its quite literally the trio-must do units to properly have a grasp of the classical literature on sovereignty, human rights and the state.
Anonymous, Semester 2, 2014
woah nelly! - this is not a unit for the faint hearted! If you want to challenge your mind and get deep, i mean real deep - this is the unit for you. The lecturer Dr Epstein is as good as they get at USYD. She got a standing ovation last year at the end of Sem... but don't do this class for grades, do it for yourself - your intellectual growth