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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PLS 4313 - Modern Political Thought

3 Credit Hour(s)
Examines selected texts of major writers in political philosophy from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, including Luther, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Hayek, Berlin, Rawls, Sandel, Oakeshott, and others. Students will explore the western tradition of reflection on political thought, examining such topics as the nature and foundations of political order, the relation of the individual to the state and to other individuals, the proper limits of government in society, the meaning and significance of justice and the Rule of Law, the relation between religion and politics, especially the role of Christianity in the development and preservation of constitutionalism, and the roots of American liberty.

Prerequisite: ENG 1113  (C- or better)
Availability: Spring

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