This course provides a broad introduction to great political theory in the Western tradition, with special emphasis on the history of Christian political thought. It will address perennial questions addressed by both Christian and non-Christian political thinkers, such as: What is justice? What is the foundation of political authority? What is the proper relationship of church and state? These questions will be approached more normatively (asking how societies ought to answer them) than descriptively (observing how they have answered them).
Introduction to Politics & International Studies
An introduction to the study of politics, including forms of government, the building blocks of politics, and the various visions that people bring to political life.
Introduction to Politics & International Studies (POL‑121)

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