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Week Fifteen: Weber
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By Lee Trepanier, April 18, 2012 in Pedagogy and Teaching

The reading for this week is Weber, where we discuss the emergence of modern social science with its fact-value distinction. The students were able to grasp the main ideas, but they are ready to conclude the semester, as this is the last week of lecture. Overall, I am pleased with the progress of most of the students. Hopefully they will be able to retain some of the main political concepts and thinkers we discussed this past semester and use them to navigate the upcoming elections (if they pay attention to it at all).

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Prof. Ronald Joseph Granieri on Apr 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Lee, I have been following these updates all semester, and think they are great. Thank you for sharing this!

Lee Trepanier on Apr 30, 2012 at 5:53 am

It was a pleasure!

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Lee Trepanier
Lee Trepanier

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Saginaw Valley State University. I teach courses in political philosophy as well as the Introduction to Political Science course. I received my B.A. in Political Science and English Literature with a Minor in Russian Studies at Marquette University and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Louisiana State University. My research interests are in Russian politics; politics and religion; politics, literature, and film; and political philosophy with a focus on the works of Eric Voegelin.