Introduction to Political Philosophy

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Course No: PHIL.2060-045; SIS Class Nbr: 3171; SIS Term: 2840
Course Status: Open Added 2/11/19

Course Description

Political philosohy is concerned with basic questions about community, public life, and social organization. This course will address issues such as the rights of the individual in relation to the power of the state and society; the nature and legitimacy of political authority and democracy; the significance of power, economics, justice and equality in social life; and the duties and responsibilities of citizens. We will also consider the philosophical meaning of communitarianism, liberalism, and republicanism, individualism, capitalism, and socialism, as well as the role of class, race, and gender in politics.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

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  • Core Codes: AH
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Aaron Shepherd
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2019: May 20 to Jul 01
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts

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