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Junior Government Tutorial: Political Treatises that Changed the World

CSS 330
Spring 2019
Section: 01   02  
Certificates: International Relations

This sequence in the junior tutorial covers what many consider the most influential political treatises ever written. Each one had pervasive impacts on how people came to think about politics as well as impacts on human behavior. These works truly changed history. The emphasis each week will be on scrutinizing the content of these treatises and attempting to ascertain why these works are so "great." We will analyze all facets of the arguments so as to determine the sources of their enormous impact. Many great thinkers penned their ideas. People read many things. What was it about these works that gave them such greater appeal to the human mind? Why these books? Why these arguments? Ultimately, we seek some sort of understanding of why certain works inspire well beyond the norm. Is there a pattern to the content of arguments that truly mesmerize people? Or is it some random function of time and place? All such questions and issues will be the analytical lenses through which we scrutinize these monumental works.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIR)(CSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on OCT-16-2019
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