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Modern Political Thought: Machiavelli to Marx and Mill (ETHICSOC 131S)

Requirements: 
GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
131L

This course offers an introduction to the history of Western political thought from the late fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries. We will consider the development of ideas like individual rights, government by consent, and the protection of private property. We will also explore the ways in which these ideas continue to animate contemporary political debates. Thinkers covered will include: Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, John Stuart Mill, and Karl Marx.

Subject: 
POLISCI
Course ID: 
212 032
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit