Political Philosophy Concentration

Political Philosophy Requirements

Politics 1311 (Principles of American Politics), plus an additional 15 credit hours in Politics, to include 3 courses in political philosophy and 2 other Politics courses chosen by the student. Examples of courses in political philosophy are Political Regimes, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Politics, Political Philosophy in the Middle Ages, Enlightenment, Modernity, Catholic Political Thought, American Political Thought, American Founding, Lincoln, 20th Century American Political Thought, Senior Seminar, Thucydides, Aristotle's Ethics. Other Politics courses with appropriate content can count as political philosophy with the approval of the chairman.

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$250,000 Federal Grant to Support Politics Doctoral Students

"Our department has two fundamental guiding principles: the study of political philosophy and the study of American founding principles," said Richard Dougherty, MA '89 PhD '93, associate professor of politics and director of the politics graduate program. It is this emphasis on American political development combined with the quality of faculty and the rigor of the University of Dallas' politics doctoral program that led the U.S. Department of Education to award UD a $250,405 grant for stipend support for politics doctoral students through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program.

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Program Aims to Open UD Ethos to Wider Community

On Thursday, Sept. 26, several members of the university community gathered to celebrate the completion of Course II of the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program, the first component of UD's Liberal Learning for Life initiative. The course is titled "The Person: Tradition and History."

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