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POLS501 - Political Philosophy

 

This course takes the student into the exciting world of ideas that have always captivated mankind and inspired the great advances in Western civilization. The course examines some eternal questions: On what philosophical precepts does the rule of law depend? What are the philosophical justifications for respect for the individual? What legal and moral implications arise from these precepts? How should we behave? How should we govern ourselves and each other? Through reading, studying, and reflecting upon the works of the great philosophers ranging from Socrates to Marx and beyond, the class will enter into these “great conversations” and examine how political philosophers throughout time have relevance to the modern world.

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
06/25/18 - 11/30/18 12/03/18 - 01/27/19 Fall 2018 Session D - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

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