Virtue and Glory: Classical Political Theory|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This course is a survey of premodern political theories, with attention to their major theoretical innovations, historical contexts, and contemporary relevance. Major themes will include the nature of political community and its relation to the cultivation of virtue, the origins of the ideas of law and freedom, the relation between knowledge and power and between politics and salvation. Readings will include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Maimonides, Aquinas, and Machiavelli.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Aristotle, NICOMACHEAN ETHICS; POLITICS
St. Augustine, CITY OF GOD (selections)
St. Thomas Aquinas, SELECTED POLITICAL WRITINGS
Lerner & Mahdi, eds., MEDIEVAL POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Machiavelli, THE PRINCE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A short essay, quiz, mid-term paper, and final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course, together with GOVT338 and GOVT339, provides a survey of major Western political theories, and at least two of these courses are recommended for students concentrating in political theory.
|Instructor(s): Schwartz,Nancy L. Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 8||FR: X|
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