2021-2022 Online and Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Jul 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Online and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAS 1111 - History of Political Thought


The History of Political Thought acquaints students with the fundamental questions about the political and social order and those thinkers who have posited the most significant answers to those questions. The course surveys past and present political thinking, focusing on current issues arising from a global market, transnational culture, and the appearance of new political movements that are giving voice to those who have long been marginalized or ignored. Students consider such topics as the perennial tension between individual and common goods, the challenges inherent to limited resources and human need, the sources of power and authority, and the strength and weaknesses of different forms of government. The course leaves students with an appreciation for the rights, duties, and obligations that are fundamental to a just society. Credits: 4



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