Sep 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSCI 220 - Intro to Political Theory (3)

This course offers an introduction to the field of political theory, focusing on three major themes – power and freedom, social justice, and democracy. It is designed to promote critical thinking about the ideas and philosophies that have shaped, and will continue to guide, contemporary political systems. The readings are selected from the texts of influential thinkers, such as Bentham’s Theory of Legislation and Marx’s Capital, but emphasize contemporary works, such as those of Michel Foucault, John Rawls, and Robert Dahl.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100R - Reading Essentials (3)  or test scores