POLS 3402 Modern Political Thought

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 52.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Methods and problems of political theory. Works of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, and other political theorists of the modern era in the West, beginning with the Reformation in the sixteenth century and ending at the close of the nineteenth century. Freedom, justice, power, authority, and the social contract examined in relation to classical liberal, democratic, utilitarian, and Marxist schools of political thought.

Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230 or Political Science 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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