PSCI 0101

Intro to Political Philosophy

Introduction to Political Philosophy
What is politics and how should it be studied? Is there a best regime? A best way of life? How are these two things related, if at all? Can we gain knowledge of such topics? We will examine these questions through a study of the some or all of the following texts: Plato, Apology of Socrates, Republic; Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics; Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War; St. Augustine, Confessions; St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Summa Contra Gentiles; Machiavelli, The Prince; Hobbes, Leviathan; Locke, Second Treatise on Government; Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men; Marx, The Communist Manifesto, The German Ideology, Capital; and Weber, “Science as a Vocation.” 4 hrs. lect./disc. (Political Theory)
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Fall 2024

PSCI0101A-F24 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F24 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F24 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2024

PSCI0101A-S24 Lecture (Fram)
PSCI0101X-S24 Discussion (Fram)
PSCI0101Y-S24 Discussion (Fram)
PSCI0101Z-S24 Discussion (Fram)

Fall 2023

PSCI0101A-F23 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F23 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F23 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2023

PSCI0101A-S23 Lecture (Fram)
PSCI0101X-S23 Discussion (Fram)
PSCI0101Y-S23 Discussion (Fram)
PSCI0101Z-S23 Discussion (Fram)

Fall 2022

PSCI0101A-F22 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F22 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F22 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F22 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2022

PSCI0101A-S22 Lecture (Fram)
PSCI0101X-S22 Discussion (Fram)
PSCI0101Y-S22 Discussion (Fram)
PSCI0101Z-S22 Discussion (Fram)

Fall 2021

PSCI0101A-F21 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101W-F21 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F21 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F21 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F21 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2021

PSCI0101A-S21 Lecture (Fram)
PSCI0101Y-S21 Discussion (Fram)
PSCI0101Z-S21 Discussion (Fram)

Fall 2020

PSCI0101A-F20 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F20 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F20 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2020

PSCI0101A-S20 Lecture (Callanan)
PSCI0101X-S20 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Y-S20 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Z-S20 Discussion (Callanan)

Fall 2019

PSCI0101A-F19 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F19 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F19 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F19 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2019

PSCI0101A-S19 Lecture (Callanan)
PSCI0101X-S19 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Y-S19 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Z-S19 Discussion (Callanan)

Fall 2018

PSCI0101A-F18 Lecture (Harpham)
PSCI0101X-F18 Discussion (Harpham)
PSCI0101Y-F18 Discussion (Harpham)
PSCI0101Z-F18 Discussion (Harpham)

Spring 2018

PSCI0101A-S18 Lecture (Harpham)
PSCI0101X-S18 Discussion (Harpham)
PSCI0101Y-S18 Discussion (Harpham)
PSCI0101Z-S18 Discussion (Harpham)

Fall 2017

PSCI0101A-F17 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F17 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F17 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F17 Discussion (Dry)

Winter 2017

PSCI0101A-W17 Lecture (Pangle)
PSCI0101B-W17 Lecture (Moslander)

Fall 2016

PSCI0101A-F16 Lecture (Callanan)
PSCI0101X-F16 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Y-F16 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Z-F16 Discussion (Callanan)

Spring 2016

PSCI0101A-S16 Lecture (Callanan)
PSCI0101X-S16 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Y-S16 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Z-S16 Discussion (Callanan)

Fall 2015

PSCI0101A-F15 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F15 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F15 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F15 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2015

PSCI0101A-S15 Lecture (Callanan)
PSCI0101X-S15 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Y-S15 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Z-S15 Discussion (Callanan)

Fall 2014

PSCI0101A-F14 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F14 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F14 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F14 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2014

PSCI0101A-S14 Lecture (Callanan)
PSCI0101X-S14 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Y-S14 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Z-S14 Discussion (Callanan)

Spring 2013

PSCI0101A-S13 Lecture (Callanan)
PSCI0101X-S13 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Y-S13 Discussion (Callanan)
PSCI0101Z-S13 Discussion (Callanan)

Spring 2012

PSCI0101A-S12 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-S12 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-S12 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-S12 Discussion (Dry)

Spring 2011

PSCI0101A-S11 Lecture (Carmola)
PSCI0101X-S11 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Y-S11 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Z-S11 Discussion (Carmola)

Spring 2010

PSCI0101A-S10 Lecture (Carmola)
PSCI0101X-S10 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Y-S10 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Z-S10 Discussion (Carmola)

Spring 2009

PSCI0101A-S09 Lecture (Carmola)
PSCI0101X-S09 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Y-S09 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Z-S09 Discussion (Carmola)

Spring 2008

PSCI0101A-S08 Lecture (Carmola)
PSCI0101X-S08 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Y-S08 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Z-S08 Discussion (Carmola)

Spring 2007

PSCI0101A-S07 Lecture (Carmola)
PSCI0101X-S07 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Y-S07 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Z-S07 Discussion (Carmola)

Fall 2005

PSCI0101A-F05 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F05 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F05 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Z-F05 Discussion (Dry)

Fall 2004

PSCI0101A-F04 Lecture (Carmola)
PSCI0101X-F04 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Y-F04 Discussion (Carmola)
PSCI0101Z-F04 Discussion (Carmola)

Fall 2003

PSCI0101A-F03 Lecture (Carmola)
PSCI0101B-F03 Lecture (Carmola)
PSCI0101C-F03 Lecture (Carmola)