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POL 202 - Explorations in Indian and Western Political Thought, Experimental


Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Description
This course provides a broad introduction to Western and Indian political philosophy. Major texts and canonical thinkers from the two traditions are explored and placed in conversation with each other. Special attention given to areas of shared values, mutual interpenetration and discontinuity.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define political philosophy and explain its relevance to modern politics.
  2. Identify the major political theorists within the Western and Indian political philosophical tradition. 
  3. Anaylze the foundational theoretical perspectives found in ancient and modern Indian and Western political thought.
  4. Describe the shared values and discontinuities between Western and Indian political philosophy.
  5. Apply knowledge learned from research of both traditions to assess contemporary politics.     
Listed Topics
  1. Introduction to political philosophy
  2. Ancient Western and Indian political thought
  3. Modern currents in Western and Indian political thought
  4. Shared values and discontinuities between Western and Indian political philosophy
  5. Contemporary politics through the lens of Western and Indian political thought
Reference Materials
Internet Sources and Research Articles
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship


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