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Introduction to Political Theory

Description:
This course consists of close readings of three texts considered foundational to the history of Western political thought: Plato's Republic, Machiavelli's The Prince, and Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto. It will examine the characteristic questions and problems raised by these texts concerning the nature of politics and justice, and examine what roles moral and epistemological knowledge might play with regard to both. Also considered will be questions of genre, history, and rhetoric, with special attention given to questions regarding authorial intent, readership, and audience.

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2015 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3542 TuTh
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Schotten,Heike S01-0006
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 09/08/2015 - 12/14/2015
Capacity: 100
Enrolled: 69
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Humanities Distribution

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3309 TuTh
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Schotten,Heike Y02-2310
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Capacity: 100
Enrolled: 71
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Humanities Distribution

2016 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3938 MWF
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Schotten,Heike W01-0005
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 01/25/2016 - 05/11/2016
Capacity: 70
Enrolled: 36
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Humanities Distribution