POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Section: 201
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Primarily for first and second year students.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course aims to provide students a wide survey of canonical and contemporary works of Western Political thought. After completing the course, students should be comfortable with and possess a working knowledge of some of the foundational texts and thinkers of western politics as well as some of the basic categories that political theorists study and are concerned with, such as citizenship, the state and rights. Rather than approaching texts in this course chronologically, we will tackle each text within a context of a particular political theoretical question and/or topic. Such an approach would be more beneficial for incoming students, both to foreground the continuing relevance of these texts to contemporary political questions and issues, as well as to provide students a ‘way in’ to the texts they will be studying.

POLSCI 101 - Introduction to Political Theory
Schedule Listing
201 (LEC)
TuWThF 8:00AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 0941051250
Sophocles' Antigone : with introduction, translation and essay, Author: Mary Whitlock Blundell., Publisher: Focus Pub./R Pullins 1998
ISBN: 0872208974
Modern political thought : readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche, Author: edited, with Introductions, by David Wootton., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Company, Inc. 2nd ed. 2008
ISBN: 0872205541
The trial and death of Socrates : Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, death scene from Phaedo, Author: Plato ; translated by G.M.A. Grube ; revised by John M. Cooper., Publisher: Hackett Pub. 3rd ed. 2000
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