POLS 350 Political Philosophy

This course explores the fundamental questions of politics through a close reading of classic philosophic texts. Are human beings by nature political animals or is the political community an artificial construct designed to help us escape from nature? What is the relationship of wisdom to consent? What is the source for what we call natural rights? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in a course that will ultimately seek to understand the development of the modern state.




ENGL 106, ENGL 107, or ENGL 206