POLS 3401 Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

3 hours; 3 credits

Introduction to Western political thought. Major political theorists from Plato to Machiavelli. The nature of political community, the relationship between divine and political regimes, the beginnings of the shift toward secularism in governing, and the use of ancient Greek works of politics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. debates about justice.

Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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