Course Descriptions

The course offerings for the graduate politics program seek to give students a comprehensive view of the major political movements and philosophies of the Western world, from Herodotus to today.

Courses Include:

  • 6311. Thucydides
  • 6312. Plutarch/Augustine/Machiavelli
  • 6321. Lincoln
  • 6323. Constitutional Law
  • 6324. Public Policy
  • 6325. American Foreign Policy
  • 6326. The Presidency
  • 6327. Civil Rights
  • 6328. Congress
  • 6334. Social Contract Theory
  • 6335. Kant/Hegel/Marx/Nietzsche
  • 6356. American Political Thought
  • 6357. U.S. Constitution
  • 6372. Plato’s Republic
  • 6376. Aristotle’s Ethics
  • 6377-6379. Special Studies
  • 6381. Machiavelli
  • 6384. Hobbes
  • 6387. Locke
  • 6388. Rousseau
  • 6V99. Graduate Reading
  • 7351. Directed Readings and Research
  • 7370. Herodotus
  • 7371. Xenophon
  • 7374. Dialogues of Plato (to be selected by the instructor)
  • 7376. Aristotle’s Politics
  • 7380. Medieval Political Philosophy
  • 7388. American Regime
  • 7394. Nietzsche
  • 7678. Thesis Research
  • 8385. Spinoza
  • 8396. Shakespeare Seminar


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