Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: GOV                                     Course Number: 371                                    
Course Title: American Political Philosophy
Subject: Government
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will survey the basic books of contemporary American liberal and conservative political thought, examining them in terms of the categories of state theory, economic policy, social policy, the race problem, foreign policy, and criminal justice policy. There will also be an introduction to the most recent secondary literature dealing with liberalism and conservatism.

Prerequisite: ENG 102. In addition: GOV 101 and junior standing or above; or permission of the section instructor.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date:    04/30/2010