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 face. 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.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

Term: This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Fall I and Fall II.

Prerequisite(s): Licensed to teach secondary government in Indiana

Indiana University

Semester: Fall 2024 – Full Semester

Instructor: Steven Gerencser

Graduate Credits: 3

Format: Online Asynchronous

Dates: 8/26/24 – 12/20/24

Graduate Certificate Available:  Yes

Master’s Completion: View Options for Political Science

View Tentative Syllabus Updated 7-9-24

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POLS-Y 567: Public Opinion: Approaches and Issues (Winter/Spring 2024) – Asynchronous
POLS-Y 575: Political Analysis (Summer 2024) – Asynchronous
POLS-Y 657: Comparative Politics (Summer 2024) – Asynchronous
POLS-Y 675: Political Philosophy (Fall 2024) – Asynchronous

Additional courses to be determined