Modern Political Theory

POL 3005 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Explores the major political theorists from the seventeenth century to the present. The modern political world is based on the ideas of modern thinkers. Considers Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and John Stuart Mill in the context of the societies in which they lived and the relevance of their writings to the present, particularly in terms of such themes as the nature of order and security, the emergence of liberalism, the idea of direct democracy and the general will, the concept of a social order as a mode of production, the concept of revolution as a qualitative rupture with the existing society, and the oppression of women.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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