POLS-Y 675: Political Philosophy

This course serves as an introduction to political philosophy, one of the subfields of political science. Political philosophy traditionally focuses on questions of how we should manage our lives together.

It concerns itself with questions of how we should live, as individuals and communities, conflicts over values like liberty and equality, what justice is, what just and fair institutions look like, and how to deal with the problems human communities

Political philosophy asks what, if any, limits are set to what can be accomplished in politics by nature or by god. This course will emphasize the presence of these themes in the American context and how they have affected ideas and practice of self-rule.

For further information, view the full course syllabus.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course for the Summer 2021 semester. 

Related Courses by Institution
POLS-Y 661 American Political Institutions (Winter/Spring 2021)
POLS-Y 675 Political Philosophy (Summer 2021)
POLS-Y 570 Introduction to the Study of Politics (Fall 2021)
POLS-Y 567 Public Opinion: Approach and Issues (Winter/Spring 2022)
POLS-Y 580 Research Methods in Political Science(Summer 2022)
POLS-Y 657 Comparative Politics (Fall 2022)
POLS-Y 661 American Political Institutions (Winter/Spring 2023)

Indiana University

Instructor: Dr. Steven Gerencser

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 6/7/21 – 7/31/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area