Oct 30, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

POLI 160 - Foundations of Political Theory


An examination of the evolution of influential political concepts and theories from ancient cultures to the present day, by those writing in/from/to the West. Introduction through textual analysis to historical and contemporary understandings of key terms such as authority, legitimacy, liberty, republicanism, democracy, revolution and “the good.” Additionally, the course provides an introduction to political theory methods of analysis and critique, through the development of skills in reading, critical thinking, and writing. Every year (4 Credits)