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Course Description:

As the world continues to become increasingly integrated in terms of economics, communication technology, trade, and the impact of human activity on the environment, it has become clear that political theory should be approached from a global perspective. In this course students will explore the history and controversies associated with the idea of human rights; different theories of cosmopolitanism (i.e. the idea that a common thread of humanity ought to influence how we think about politics in a globalized world); and a range of perspectives about the relationship between human civilizations and the global physical environment.

This course fully meets the general education requirement in Western Civilization.

Important Note: This course was renamed effective the September 2011 term and was formerly offered as Comparative Political Theory. Students who have successfully completed 263444 should not enroll in this course.

This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Western Civilization-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.

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