Introduction to Political Philosophy

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Course No: PHIL.2060-061; SIS Class Nbr: 7920; SIS Term: 2830
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
  • Spring 2019: Jan 22 to Apr 07
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

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

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