Modern Political Thought II

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Political Thought II

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    International Politics, International Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: HST5601
    Prerequisite: POL100
    The module offers an introduction to Modern Political Thought by critically examining the texts and ideas of major political thinkers of the seventeenth to twentieth century. The first semester this year will consider Machiavelli and the social contract theorists: Hobbes, Locke & Rousseau. It will conclude with an examination of the ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft and Edmund Burke. This will enable students to assess the foundations of the history of political thought. The second semester will focus upon the development of political thought in the nineteenth century, with special emphasis upon the work of the British utilitarians, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, and four important German thinkers: Kant, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche. Associate student registration: Autumn Semester POL/206A; Spring Semester POL/206B. This module is compulsory for single honours Politics students. History/Politics joint honours students must take either POL206 or HST5601 History of Western Political Thought.
    Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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