Political Philosophy: Utopia, Violence & Free Speech
Area of Study
Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science
Taught In English
30 units of credit at Level 1
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewHistorical introduction to political philosophy by means of close readings of texts by thinkers such as Plato, Hobbes and Arendt. Topics covered will include: the nature of political philosophy, the relation between moral and political values, the justification and limits of state authority, ideas of social contract, consent, universal suffrage, power, rights, property, freedom, democracy, mechanisms of political change and conceptions of the public political sphere.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.