Mar 01, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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POLS 2700 - Introduction to Political Theory

Introduces a range of the canonical works in the western tradition of political thought. Uses the contemporary context of political struggles for equality, community, and justice as a lens through which to assess the problems and possibilities of this work.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to comparatively analyze the meanings and roles of key concepts in these works. Such concepts might include but are not limited to power, legitimacy, property, freedom, responsibility, obligation and critique.
  • Students will be familiar with some of the critical and alternative traditions that respond to and move beyond work in the canon classically understood. Alternative perspectives may include work from gender studies & critical race theory.
  • Students will be familiar with the work of some key canonical thinkers in the western traditions of political thought.

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