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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PL 339 - Social & Political Philosophy (3)

This course is a critical examination of some major political and social questions, such as (but not limited to): What is the nature and scope of political authority? What (if any) legitimate forms does it take? Can the state be justified? What does it mean to be a political agent? What is the relationship between politics and religion, economics, race, and/or gender? This course challenges students to critically reflect upon our shared political freedoms and obligations, justifications of political authority, the social nature of identities, and our roles as political subjects. PRE-2015 CORE: Level II. 2015 CORE: Social Justice & Civic Life, Transform, Global Studies.