Modern Political Thought: Machiavelli to Marx and Mill (ETHICSOC 131S)

POLISCI
131L
Instructors
McQueen, A. (PI)
Schwartz, A. (TA)
Stowell, C. (TA)
Section Number
1
This course is an introduction to the history of Western political thought from the late fifteenth century through the nineteenth century. We will consider the secularization of politics, the changing relationship between the individual and society, the rise of consent-based forms of political authority, and the development and critiques of liberal conceptions of property. We will cover the following thinkers: Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Mill, and Marx. nnIn Spring 2021, course lectures will be asynchronous. Discussion sections will be synchronous but scheduled to accommodate a range of time zones. There will also be an optional synchronous lecture discussion session each week with Professor McQueen for interested students.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
Units
5
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Political and Moral Philosophy - Electives
Political and Moral Philosophy
Law and the Legal System
Design of Public Institutions
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring