Key Concepts in Political Thought (GOVT2616)
UNIT OF STUDY
What enables us as political animals to live together in political communities? This unit examines key concepts undergirding our contemporary political life handed down to us through centuries of political thought; from the Athenian city-state to contemporary reflections on identity. Some of the concepts and problématiques explored may include: the state; sovereignty; the political; liberty; property; the citizen vs. the subject, reasons vs. the passions.
Further unit of study information
2x1hr lectures, 1x1hr tutorial
1x2000wd Mid-semester Take-home exercise (40%), 2000wd Essay (40%), 500wd equivalent Oral Presentation (10%), Tutorial participation (10%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 Junior credit points in Government and International Relations
Study this unit outside a degree
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