PHIL3700: Political Philosophy

Class Program
Credits 3

This course is designed to introduce you to the history of political thought. This course seeks out the truths discovered in political thought, truths about human nature and governance. In reading, answering questions and writing, you will critically examine the tenets of the philosophers; in doing so, you will develop a better understanding of the world we live in and its history; you will learn to respect the depth of the ideas surrounding political discourse; and you will recognize basic social structures that seem to be present in every ‘polis’. Finally, your own self-understanding should develop as you recognize yourself as an integral part of a larger political body, with roots in the ideals of previous centuries.