Political Philosophy I

Course NamePolitical Philosophy I
Course CodePOS201
DescriptionThis course introduces the students to the study of political philosophy. We will explore some of the most important philosophical questions that shape the way we understand and act in the world of politics. We will read selections from the seminal works of ancient as well as modern political thinkers and tackle such questions as the nature of the state and political power, the justification of political obligation, or the relation between political and economic freedom.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Comprehend the ideas of the seminal thinkers of Western philosophic tradition studies in the course;
– Understand and analyse the basic concepts, ideas and problems relevant to the study of politics;
– Have improved their analytical, argumentative, and writing skills.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS