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PLSC 280 Introduction to Political Philosophy

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Course Description

An introduction to political philosophy. Readings and critical discussion of political philosophers (such as Plato, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and contemporary writers). Topics include theories of human nature, conceptions of justice, the distribution of wealth and power, and the role of markets. Also listed as PHIL 280.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C2, 9D3
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2; Area D), UC (IGETC Area 3B; Area 4)