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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SGBS 102 - The Western Political Tradition

4.00 credit hours
The development of the Western political thought and of the US in particular can be traced from ancient through contemporary texts. This course addresses questions about the nature of laws and the authority of the state across this long tradition. Students study key terms in political thought, including freedom, liberty, equality, power and responsibility. The course concludes by looking deeply into challenges posed to the American political order over time by the movements for abolition, women’s suffrage and civil rights.

Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Science, Ethical Dimensions, U.S. Power Structures.
iCon(s): Engaging Civic Life.

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