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Michael Forman
TPOL S 310
Tacoma Campus

Modern European Political Theory

Examines the emergence and development of modern European political thought through selected works by some of its most important exponents. Analyzes answers to questions about the nature of a political community, about citizenship and rights, about the evolving meaning of freedom, equality, and democracy.

Class description

This course examines the principal works in the tradition of modern political thinking. These works articulate the basic understandings behind such crucial conceptions as individuality, citizenship, democracy, human rights, and of course justice.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

This course assumes no prior preparation in political theory, but it is the logical sequence to Intro to Political Values.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael Forman
Date: 02/06/2012