University Catalog 2021-2022

Political Science - Political Theory (POLT)

Political Science - Political Theory (POLT)

POLT 1290  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 2700  Pol Thought In The West  (3)  

A history of the development of Western political thought from the ancient Greeks to recent times.

POLT 3010  Special Projects  (3)  

Special Projects in Political Science - Political Theory. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 3011  Special Projects  (3)  

Special Projects in Political Science - Political Theory. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 3020  Special Projects  (3)  

Special Projects in Political Science - Political Theory. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 3610  Jewish Political Thought  (3)  

This course examines Jewish political thought in its many manifestations from its beginnings in the books of the Hewbrew Bible (Tanakh) through the twentieth century.

POLT 3710  Social Contract Theory  (3,4)  

POLT 3730  Politics and Morality  (3)  

An examination of the morally questionable means that are most commonly used in the political process. No prerequisites.

POLT 3750  Democratic Theory  (3)  

POLT 3780  Feminist Political Thry  (3)  

This course will focus, first on the role of women in the tradition of western political thought. Second, the course will examine the attempts of contemporary feminist thinkers to deal with concepts central to the tradition of political theory, such as justice, equality, and liberty.

POLT 3810  Rhetoric & Politics  (3)  

A survey of theories of political discourse from the ancient Greeks to late 20th-century democratic theory. Special attention will be paid to the relationship between classical rhetoric and political theory.

POLT 3820  Contemp Political Ideas  (3)  

An analysis of variants of revisionist Marxism, socialism, anarchism, fascism, 20th-century liberalism and conservatism, and the relation of these to contemporary American ideologies.

POLT 3890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 4010  Special Projects  (3)  

For majors only. Non-major juniors and seniors may enroll in courses at the 4000-level or above only with the consent of the instructor. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 4610  Bible As Politicl Theory  (3)  

A study of the Bible from the prospective of political theory, which analyzes the similarities and differences between the political perspectives of classical (Greek and Roman) thinkers those of the Bible. The course will focus on the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), although the New Testament, especially those sections dealing with social ethics, will be examined and discussed. For majors only. Non-major juniors and seniors may enroll in courses at the 4000-level or above only with the consent of the instructor.

POLT 4720  Ancient&Medvl Pol Theory  (3,4)  

For majors only. Non-major juniors and seniors may enroll in courses at the 4000-level or above only with the consent of the instructor.

POLT 4770  Transition To Modernity  (3)  

For majors only. Non-major juniors and seniors may enroll in courses at the 4000-level or above only with the consent of the instructor.

POLT 4780  Modern Political Theory  (3)  

An analysis of the development of political theory since the 16th century with emphasis on modern ideologies especially conservatism, liberalism, communism, and fascism. Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, and Marx are given particular attention. For majors only. Non-major juniors and seniors may enroll in courses at the 4000-level or above only with the consent of the instructor.

POLT 4790  Contemp Pol Theory  (3)  

Analyzing contemporary political philosophy, within the context of Kantianism vs. Hegelianism. Attention will be concentrated on political philosophers such as Arendt, Oakeshott, Rawls, Foucault, Lyotard and Derrida. For majors only. Non-major juniors and seniors may enroll in courses at the 4000-level or above only with the consent of the instructor.

POLT 4860  American Pol Thought  (3,4)  

This course discusses the historical development of the Constitution and associated political ideas, from the founding period up to the present. Thinkers discussed include Paine, Madison, Calhoun, Dewey, and Rawls, among others. For majors only. Non-major juniors and seniors may enroll in courses at the 4000-level or above only with the consent of the instructor.

POLT 4890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLT 6750  Top Soc & Pol Philosophy  (4)  

POLT 7710  Political Theory Sem  (3)