Sections: Ancnt Poltcl Thry (2023 Spring POLS-3980-A)

Political Science 3980-A Ancnt Poltcl Thry
[Ps 398] Special Topics Topics not included in the regular course offerings, suited for upper-division students. Usually conducted in a seminar/discussion format. May be taken more than once if subject matter varies sufficiently.

Section Name: POLS-3980-A
Departments: Political Science
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Course Type: Standard
Credits: 3
Comments: POLS-3980 Acient Political Theory In the wake of the greatest war in history to that point, Socrates and his students began the arduous task of rethinking the political community and its purpose by asking questions about its nature and life within it. This class explores the foundations of political science by investigating the thought of those who first asked the important questions regarding the meaning of justice, the best regime, the good citizen, political life, and human nature more broadly. By thinking along with Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, we begin to see the study of politics with fresh eyes as well as what it means for man to be a political animal. In particular, this course will focus upon Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics in approaching the question: how ought one to live in a political community? 
Books: To Be Determined