Nov 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

POL 303 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought


This course studies selected texts of important political theorists from ancient Greece, Rome, and the European middle ages which continue to be important reference points in contemporary political thought. The course focuses especially on the emergence of the concept of sovereignty, the conditions which make citizenship possible, the relation of religious faith to politics, the gendered nature of political theory, and the controversies over authority and power in the rise of modern state.

Prerequisite: 3 credits in Politcal Science or Instuctor Permission.
Offered: Not on a regular basis
Credit: 3