POLS 3402 Modern Political Thought

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 any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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