POLSCI 301 - Development of Political Thought: To Modern Period
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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This course begins in ancient Greece, will focus on key political, literary and dramatic texts from the "Golden Age" of Athens, and then move chronologically towards the sixteenth century. We will consider questions on the citizen: who is a citizen, what are their duties to the state, what can citizens expect the state to provide? We will look at state organization: which regime type and political institutions are most appropriate? We will consider the status and basis of knowledge (epistemology) and problems of that emerge when rhetoric is misused (sophistry). Students will gain a mastery of political theory debates on justice, equality and the most appealing or "best" life. Students will read original political theory texts. In class group work will be a component of this class.

POLSCI 301 - Development of Political Thought: To Modern Period
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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