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Course Code: POLS501 Course ID: 3550 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course takes the student into the exciting world of ideas that have always captivated mankind and inspired the great advances in Western civilization. The course examines some eternal questions: On what philosophical precepts does the rule of law depend? What are the philosophical justifications for respect for the individual? What legal and moral implications arise from these precepts? How should we behave? How should we govern ourselves and each other? Through reading, studying, and reflecting upon the works of the great philosophers ranging from Socrates to Marx and beyond, the class will enter into these “great conversations” and examine how political philosophers throughout time have relevance to the modern world.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1 Evaluate the development of political philosophy as an intellectual framework for establishing order in society.

CO-2 Critique the philosophical debate over the nature of man.

CO-3 Compare the differences of a religious-sanctioned political system and one based on natural rights.

CO-4 Evaluate the evolving concept of political rights and freedoms.

CO-5 Assess the major critiques of traditional concepts in political philosophy.

CO-6 Critique the issue of reconciling diversity of beliefs with allegiance to the state.

CO-7 Debate the relevancy of political philosophy to the issues of the 21st Century.

CO-1 Evaluate the development of political philosophy as an intellectual framework for establishing order in society.

CO-2 Critique the philosophical debate over the nature of man.

CO-3 Compare the differences of a religious-sanctioned political system and one based on natural rights.

CO-4 Evaluate the evolving concept of political rights and freedoms.

CO-5 Assess the major critiques of traditional concepts in political philosophy.

CO-6 Critique the issue of reconciling diversity of beliefs with allegiance to the state.

CO-7 Debate the relevancy of political philosophy to the issues of the 21st Century.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.