Political Science
 

Western Political Heritage 1

Western Political Heritage 1
Western civilization from Greek antiquity to Renaissance, primarily from perspective of political philosophy and scriptures; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.
POLI
201
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 OfferedHonors also.
 ProgramsContaining POLI 201
Course Outcomes: 

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will become familiar with the broad concerns and major authors of classical and medieval political thought.

Sacred Texts and Doctrine

Possess a command of sacred texts and doctrines gained by completing the University's religion course requirements.

Faith and Political Analysis

Students will come to understand both the alliance and the tension between Greek political philosophy and the Bible friends. They will be conversant with the questions: should reason rule in politics, or must we rely on an authority beyond reason? Can we be loyal to the kingdom of God and at the same time good citizens of our earthly city?

Faith and Political Analysis

Students will learn to explore the connections between ultimate political questions (Who should rule? For what purpose? What is the best institutional form of government?) and the deepest moral, philosophical, and religious questions concerning the best way of life and the nature of things.

Faith and Political Analysis

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will learn to think critically about our Western ideals of democracy and human rights, and about their implications for our understanding of higher education, particularly in a Latter-day Saint university.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will begin to learn to think critically about the assumptions underlying the modern world as a whole, to consider our ruling “dogmatic beliefs”, to ask what is good and what is not about the social and political world we inhabit and its definition of “success.”

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Effective and Professional Writing

Students will show improved ability to think about texts by writing about them.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will develop the ability to summarize a complex argument from a literary or philosophical text.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

Faith and Political Analysis

Students will be able to articulate and begin to answer challenging questions addressing the place of faith and intellect in the good life.

Participation in Political Processes

Participate effectively in political processes by having an appropriate knowledge of international and national politics and political thought.

Community Service

Want to serve the communities and organizations to which they belong.