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POLS 236: History of Political Theory

Description
An introduction to the ideas of key historical political theorists, including Plato, Aristotle, Niccolo Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes. Emphasis will be placed on the emergence of their ideas in their historical context as well as on their ongoing relevance for politics today. Issues to be covered include the origins of political authority, the causes of stability and revolution, the nature of justice and the value of democracy.
Credit units
3
Term description
2(3L)
College
Arts and Science
Department
Political Studies
Formerly
POLS 235.
Prerequisite(s)
Any two of IS 110, POLS 111, POLS 112; or 18 credit units at the university level including at least 3 credit units of ANTH, ENG, HIST, INDG, IS, POLS, RLST, SOC, or WGST.
Note:
Students with credit for POLS 235 may not take this course for credit.