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Introduction to Political Philosophy

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Course No: PHIL.2060-061; SIS Class Nbr: 14090; SIS Term: 2910
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

Political philosohy is concerned with basic questions about community, public life, and social organization. This course will address issues such as the rights of the individual in relation to the power of the state and society; the nature and legitimacy of political authority and democracy; the significance of power, economics, justice and equality in social life; and the duties and responsibilities of citizens. We will also consider the philosophical meaning of communitarianism, liberalism, and republicanism, individualism, capitalism, and socialism, as well as the role of class, race, and gender in politics.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

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  • Core Codes: AH
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Aaron Shepherd
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2019: Sep 04 to Nov 10
  • Chat Hours: Mon 8-9pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts

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