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POLS& 201 - Introduction to Political Theory



5.0 Credits
Uses political philosophy to consider the issues raised in the political process. Topics of inquiry include: the sources of human conflict, equality, good government, the use of power, and justice (was POLSC 101). Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts and themes used in the field of political theory (community and individualism, class, equality and inequality, order, power and its limits, authority, scope and duty of government, scope and duty of citizenship, power and knowledge, and ideology). [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the evolving “conversation” about the major concepts and themes used in the field of political theory. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Analyze contemporary social, political, and economic issues using political theory concepts. [REASON]
  4. Make critical judgments regarding social, political, and economic issues using political theory concepts. [EXPLORE]



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