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The course will examine some of the most important contributions to political theory in the history of Western Civilization with a focus on the modern period, roughly from 1500-1900. We will explore questions about the proper role of government, the nature of political and moral obligation, the role of economics in political life, and the importance of personal, political and religious liberty. Authors who may be studied in this course include Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche.
This course fully meets the general education requirement in Humanities for 4 credits OR Western Civilization for 4 credits.
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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Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full;Western Civilization-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.
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