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.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
- Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
- Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C2, 9D3
(CSU GE Area C2; Area D), UC (IGETC Area 3B; Area 4)