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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 107 - Political Philosophy and Social Democracy

A critical exploration of major cultural trends in Western social democracies through the lens of historical and contemporary political philosophies. Topics covered include immigration, the distribution of wealth and income, and multicultural citizenship. Course will be offered every year (Winter, Spring).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe various philosophical theories of citizenship and the state. 
  • Describe the historical events and cultural movements that influenced the development of contemporary western political thought.
  • Identify the ethical and metaphysical assumptions that underlie various philosophical theories of citizenship and the state.
  • Identify the influence of discussed philosophical systems on contemporary systems of government.
  • Apply theories of citizenship and the state to contemporary political issues and evaluate contemporary systems of government in light of discussed theories of citizenship in the state.
  • Create and describe a personal theory of the requirements of citizenship rooted in some of the discussed theories.
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