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POLS 3313 is an advanced hour, undergraduate lecture course that examines the ideas and works of the major classical and contemporary theoreticians of politics. Specific political philosophers to be studied include Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Burke, Hegel, and Marx. The purpose of the course is for each student to develop a deeper understanding of the tremendous impact certain individuals and their ideas have had, and continue to have, on the development of modern politics.
The first, second, and final examinations consist of a series of short answer, essay questions. The second exam tests only the material covered since the first exam. The final exam, however, is cumulative. In order to pass the class, a student must participate. Participation means coming to and preparing for class.
Make-up exams will only be given once an appropriate, written excuse has been presented to the instructor.
Attendance will be checked periodically by signature sheet.