BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Western Political Heritage 2

POLI 202


$ 564.00

Instructor: Ralph C Hancock
Credits: 3.00

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Western civilization from Renaissance to present, primarily from perspective of political philosophy; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.

Course Content:

1. Political Philosophy & the Study of Western Civilization+
2. The Ambition of Philosophy
3. Our Debt to the Ancients: The Greeks
4. Our Debt to the Ancients: Judeo-Christian Thought, Augustine, & the Greeks
5. Thomas Aquanis and the Backdrop of the Modern Era
6. Machiavelli and the Advent of Modernity
7. Politics and the Reform
8. Descaretes: Certainty, Science, and the Rational Individual
9. Authority and Consent
10. Locke and Enterainment
11. Rousseau & the Enlightenment
12. Burke & Hume
13. Kant & the Regrounding of Liberalism
14. Benthan, Mill, & J.S. Mill
15. Hegel: History Truth Politics
16. Marx, Revolution, & History
17. Nietzsche & the Postmodern Revolt

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


This course is part of a BYU GE Mosaic. The textbook for this course is online, so Internet access is required.
Optional Materials Cost
   Pl Sc 202 - Textbook Packet    $ 20.00
   Printed Course Readings    $ 12.00