Western Political Heritage 2

Western Political Heritage 2
Western civilization from Renaissance to present, primarily from perspective of political philosophy; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.
POLI
202
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 OfferedHonors also.
Course Outcomes

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will become familiar with the main themes and major authors of modern political philosophy.

Be spiritually strengthened

Possess a command of sacred texts and doctrines

Sacred Texts and Doctrine

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

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will understand both the power and limitations of the intellectual and spiritual traditions that constitute the modern half of our Western heritage.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will recognize and intelligently employ a wide array of sophisticated philosophical and political terms

Faith and Political Analysis

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will understand the main ideas of each author considered, and be able to compare and contrast the various authors

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.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

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

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will recall the basic intellectual/cultural milieu and chronological sequence of each author

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will be able to summarize and independently critique important political-philosophical arguments, and write about them in a clear and convincing fashion

Effective Oral Communication

Communicate effectively by presenting ideas in a high quality oral presentation.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will become critically aware of how now conventional assumptions derived from modern philosophers limit much current thought and challenge revealed truth.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will see the practical consequences of abstract philosophical ideas

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

Faith and Political Analysis

Students will think more deeply, coherently and originally about their own moral and political commitments