Subject: Political Studies
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies


An introduction to political theory in the modern era. It will focus specifically on the development of liberal democratic thought and the responses of its critics. Key issues to be examined include the idea of equality, the nature of freedom and the concept of rights. Political theorists to be studied include John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx.

Prerequisite(s): Any two of POLS 110, POLS 111, POLS 112; or 18 credit units at the university level.
Note: Students with credit for POLS 235 may not take this course for credit.

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