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Course Details

Course Code: HUMN561 Course ID: 3519 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course builds upon the study of distinctive perspectives of the social sciences. Course topics include the development of modern political and social understanding as it relates to the impact of economic issues on societies. Readings for this course include: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality; Max Weber, The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism; Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations; Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Selected Works.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1: Analyze some key works by some of the most influential political philosophers in western thought

CO-2: Synthesize approaches to a range of political and economic theories

CO-3: Extrapolate contemporary issues and concerns, by, for example, discussing lack of women and minorities represented in standard discourse in this area of study.

C0-4: Apply competent writing skills in short essays and a research essay of potentially publishable quality

Please note that we’ve discovered a discrepancy in the Evaluations section of the gradebook, regarding the course deliverables and their value towards your final grade. Please check the Gradebook under Course Tools > Grades for confirmation on what deliverables will be expected during this course, and their value.

Late Assignments

Students are expected to submit assignments by the due dates listed in the classroom. Late assignments, including but not limited to Assignments, Discussions, posts and responses, quizzes, and exams, may or may not be accepted after the course end date. Submitting an assignment after the due date may result in a penalty of up to 10% of the grade per day late, not to exceed a maximum 50% of the grade. The amount of the penalty is at the faculty member’s discretion. Faculty recognize that students have limited time and may be more flexible if potential delays are communicated ahead of time.*

*Doctoral and Programs with specialty accreditation may have different late policies.

**Students with DSA accommodations may have different late policies applied. For more information regarding our DSA services, please contact DSA@apus.edu.

NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Week 1: Introductions and Khaldun 5.00 %
Week 2: Hobbes 5.00 %
Week 3: John Locke 5.00 %
Week 4: Rousseau and Annotated Bibliography 5.00 %
Week 5: Alexis de Tocqueville 5.00 %
Week 6: Adam Smith 5.00 %
Week 7: Marx 5.00 %
Week 8: Discussions 5.00 %
Assignments 35.00 %
Week 2: Final Project Proposal 11.67 %
Week 4: Annotated Bibliography 11.67 %
Week 6: Final Project Abstract 11.67 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Week 8: Final Project 25.00 %

CO-1: Analyze some key works by some of the most influential political philosophers in western thought

CO-2: Synthesize approaches to a range of political and economic theories

CO-3: Extrapolate contemporary issues and concerns, by, for example, discussing lack of women and minorities represented in standard discourse in this area of study.

C0-4: Apply competent writing skills in short essays and a research essay of potentially publishable quality

Book Title:Democracy in America - alternate sources available online at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/home.html
ISBN:9780451528124
Author:Tocqueville, A
Unit Cost:$7.95
 
Book Title:Leviathan - alternate sources available online at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3207
ISBN:9780140431957
Author:Hobbs, Thomas
Unit Cost:$13.40
 
Book Title:The Muqaddimah -alternate sources available online at http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/ik/Muqaddimah
ISBN:9780691120546
Author:Khaldun, I
Unit Cost:$33.00
 
Book Title:The Second Treatise of Government - alternate sources available online at http://www.constitution.org/jl/2ndtreat.htm
ISBN:9780023933004
Author:Locke, J
Unit Cost:$13.60
 
Book Title:A Discourse on Inequality (Penguin Classics) - Available free online at http://www.bartleby.com/34/3/
ISBN:9780140444391
Author:Rousseau, J
Unit Cost:$12.40
 
Book Title:The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Routledge Classics) - alternate sources available online at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/weber/toc.html
ISBN:9780415254069
Author:Weber, M
Unit Cost:$27.35
 
Book Title:The Wealth of Nations - alternate sources available online at http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN.html
ISBN:9780553585971
Author:Smith, Adam
Unit Cost:$10.39
 
Book Title:The Marx-Engels Reader - alternate sources available online at http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/cw/index.htm
ISBN:9780393090406
Author:Mark, K
Unit Cost:$37.66
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.