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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

POL 213 - History of Political Thought

2009-2010 Catalog Year

This course introduces students to major traditions of political theory by reading important historical texts. Students will read selected original texts by theorists such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Marx, Nietzsche, and Max Weber. The course will integrate a historical and thematic approach. In a concluding section of the course students will read essays by major contemporary political theorists applying the historical theory to the contemporary context.