Political Theory: Classics in Political Philosophy
This course is an introduction to the history of political philosophy. It will focus on a number of topics including Machiavelli's The Prince, early modern constitutionalism, the invention of the modern state, the theory of sovereignty, political reason, the origins of social science, liberty and utilitarianism. The individual theorists who will be discussed include Bodin, Filmer, Locke, Hume, Burke, Bentham, and Marx.
15 points in POLS at 100 level for one course; 30 points in POLS at 100 level for two or more courses or 30 points in HIST or 15 points in PHIL. Students not meeting the prerequisites but with at least a B average in 60 points in appropriate courses may be admitted to take Political Science courses at the 200 level with the approval of the Programme Coordinator.