Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 273                                    
Course Title: Western Political Thought
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course provides an introduction to key theories in the development of Western political thought. Sustained attention will be devoted to consideration of the relevance of the theories we will examine to our own day and society. Authors likely to be discussed include figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Mill, and Freud.

Prerequisite: ENG 101; POL 101 or GOV 101
Start Date:    11/30/2012                         End Date: