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POS 142 Political Ideologies

This course will serve as an introduction to the major strands of political ideology and political theory, such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism/Marxism, feminism, and fascism. Students will read major political theorists as well as history putting great thinkers in historical and theoretical context. This course serves as a valuable introduction to political ideas for both non-majors and for prospective political science majors of any concentration. These ideas about politics will be applicable to future courses in all aspects of the discipline, including not only political theory but also American politics, comparative politics, and international relations. Open to HIS/POS majors and Social Studies concentrators, or with permission of the instructor. (L10)