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Introduction to Western Political Thought

Political thought, otherwise known as political theory or philosophy, is the study of questions concerning power, justice, rights, law, and other issues pertaining to governance. This course examines major texts in the history of political thought and asks how different views on human nature inform the design of government. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Political Science 201)


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