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Course Descriptions

POS 210 - Introduction to Political Thought

3 Credits

This course offers a survey of western political thought from classical Greece to the present. This course pays attention to the historical context out of which the political thought of Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke and others arose. Through the examination of the development of political thought, this course will grow an understanding of the nature and foundations of modern governments.

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-WC - Western Civilization (SWCV)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.State the social, economic, or political issues that philosophers face.
2.Describe the methods philosophers use to address social, economic, or political issues.
3.Compare and contrast the influence of various political philosophies on society, economy or politics in an historical and modern context.
4.Explain how political philosophies have evolved over time.
5.Explain why political philosophies have evolved over time.
6.Analyze how philosophy is used to develop a personal political belief structure.
7.Relate various philosophies to an understanding of the global system.
8.Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis, or evaluation of material covered in the course.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022