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POL 102: Social and Political Thought

POL 102: Social and Political Thought

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to both classical and contemporary social and political thinkers. Students will study the questions that the world’s most well-known thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Thucydides, St. Augustine, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Lock, Marx, Weber and many others struggled to answer. Among other things, students will study theories of state and government, human nature, justice, leadership, liberty, equality and citizenship. Students will further explore political ideologies including liberalism, socialism, communitarianism, conservativism and others.

Required Readings

Lyman Tower Sargent. Contemporary Political Ideologies, International Edition 14e. St Louis: Published by: Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 9780495571070 or ISBN-10: 0495571075

Leon P. Baradat. (2011). Political Ideologies, 11/E. Pearson. Pearson & Longman. 384 pp ISBN-10: 0205082386. ISBN-13: 9780205082384
See more at: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Political-Ideologies/9780205082384.page#sthash.jhiLrJ64.dpuf

Hoffman, J. & Graham, P. (2009). Introduction to political theory. Second Edition. London.

Rosen, Michael & Wolff, Jonathan. (1999). Political thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Goodwin, B. (2007). Using political ideas. Sussex: John Wiley & Sons.

Caus, G. & Kukathas, C. Handbook of political theory. London: Sage Publications

Prerequisites

POL-101 (Introduction to Political Science)

Credits

3.0

Times Offered

  • September
  • February
  • June (Summer)
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