Students choosing the Minor in Political Philosophy must take:
GOVT 327 Ancient Political Philosophy (3)
GOVT 329 Modern Political hilosophy (3)
GOVT 330 Political Ideologies (3)
GOVT 432 The American Political Tradition (3)
GOVT 434 Christian Political Philosophy (3)
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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15
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Explores the political philosophy and political thought of important thinkers such as Sophocles, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas through the reading and analysis of their works. Emphasis is given to understanding the foundations of the ancient and medieval era and the political writings composed therein. Prerequisite: GOVT 196.
Investigates the political philosophy and political thought of such important thinkers as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, J.S. Mill, Rousseau, Kant, and Nietzsche through the reading and analysis of their works. Emphasis is given to understanding the foundations of modernity and the political writings composed therein. Prerequisite: GOVT 196.
Considers the concepts of ideology (worldview or weltanschauung) and philosophy as applied to government and politics. Attention is given to such dominant political ideologies as communism, socialism, fascism, liberalism, and conservatism. Prerequisite: GOVT 196.
Studies the philosophical and theological ideas and the practical realities that informed the creation and development of the political system of the United States and considers some of the major contemporary challenges to the maintenance of American democracy in an increasingly globalized world. Prerequisite: GOVT 196.
Considers the contributions of Christian thinkers to the creation and development of a Christian philosophy of politics, governance, and citizenship. Investigates numerous biblical texts and the writings of Christian thinkers from the early church to the modern and contemporary period. Prerequisite: GOVT 196.