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PHIL 152
Social and Political Philosophy


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course will focus on an analysis of the various theories and selections of original writings from major western political philosophers such as Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and Rawls. In addition, Martha Nussbaum and key feminist political theorists such as Julia Kristeva will be discussed. Recommended: PHIL&101, READ 088 or higher and ENGL 097.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a written and verbal understanding of philosophical political theory.
  • Examine differences and similarities between social contract theories, states of nature and power relationships.
  • Compare and contrast economic ideologies including, but not limited to, socialism and capitalism within a context of the individual and the individual's place in society.
  • Distinguish different theories of justice as they pertain to individual's rights and freedoms within a microcosm and macrocosm.
  • Incorporate and apply knowledge ot theories of justice and economics to evaluate abstract concepts such as liberty and rights, discussions of distributions of property and freedoms/restrictions within the state.

  • Course Topics
  • Principle theories of political philosophers (Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, Rawls, Nussbaum and Kristeva)
  • Social Contract Theory
  • Natural and Civil Rights
  • Theories of Justice
  • Power Relationships
  • Economic Alienation
  • Feminist political philosophy

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHIL 152
    Winter 2015
    1453
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL 152
    Winter 2014
    1453
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL 152
    Winter 2013
    0821
    jennifer bayne lemma


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.