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Modern Political Thought

ISPOSC330

Introduction to the political philosophies that have framed political action and governance in modern societies over the past several centuries. Emphasis on variants of individual-centered liberalism and community-focused collectivism prominent over this time period. Students compare these with older and/or alternative contemporary models of human nature and political organization. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and a QL course.