History of Political Thought I: Justice, Virtue, and the Soul


This course offers a critical introduction to the main issues and debates in western political theory, including but not limited to the topics of justice, legitimacy, equality, democracy, liberty, sovereignty, and the role of history in the political and social world. This course is designed to be the first in a three-semester sequence on the history of political thought, and students are encouraged, but not required, to take the courses in chronological sequence. The first semester begins with ancient Greek political thought, and follows its development up to the early 16th century.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC; UC ML