PSC 104 Introduction to Political Philosophy

Political Science Field: Political Philosophy, Introductory Courses
Typically offered every 2-3 years

James Johnson
Fall 2012 — TR 11:05-12:20

Course Syllabus

This course is most aptly called Thinking About Politics. It aims to examine a range of contemporary issues and to explore the political and philosophical conflicts and controversies that those issues raise. So, for example, we might examine the concepts of patriotism and explore the tensions that arise between it and such other concepts as democracy or freedom or dissent or security. Readings will be drawn both from contemporary sources and classic political thought.

James Johnson
Spring 2010 — TR 11:05-12:20

Course Syllabus

This course is most aptly called Thinking About Politics. It aims to examine a range of contemporary issues and to explore the political and philosophical conflicts and controversies that those issues raise. So, for example, we might examine the concepts of patriotism and explore the tensions that arise between it and such other concepts as democracy or freedom or dissent or security. Readings will be drawn both from contemporary sources and classic political thought.