2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPHIL 2000 Political Philosophy

A comprehensive examination of significant political theorists and texts in the Western philosophical tradition. Course deliberations will begin with the roots of political philosophy in Ancient Greece and move chronologically through medieval Christian thinkers; social contract theorists; political thought surrounding the American and French Revolutions; defenders and critics of industrial modernization and imperialism; twentieth-century totalitarian theories; challenges to established orthodoxies in the 1960s; and post-1960s attempts to revive political philosophy in light of feminist, postmodern and postcolonial critiques of the modern polity.




CPHIL 1120 Introduction to Philosophy or CPOLS 1101 Introduction to Political Science