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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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2017 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 5275 TuTh
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Schotten,Heike M01-0409
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Capacity: 80
Enrolled: 78
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Distribution Area : Humanities

2018 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 4595 TuTh
11:00 - 12:15 pm
Tafe,Ursula C W02-0127
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/04/2018 - 12/14/2018
Capacity: 30
Enrolled: 13
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Distribution Area: Humanities

2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 8784 MWF
9:00 - 9:50 am
Schotten,Heike M01-0409
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 80
Enrolled: 58
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Distribution Area: Humanities

2018 Summer

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01A 1063 TuTh
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Schotten,Heike Y04-4180
Session: CE Ses 2
Class Dates: 05/29/2018 - 07/12/2018
Capacity: 35
Enrolled: 8
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: Distribution Area: Humanities