Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2000H1Y L0101

Core Course: Ancient Political Thought to the Rise of Modernity


A survey of leading texts in the history of political thought.

NOTE: M.A. students are welcome to participate.


Tentative list of texts:
Plato, Republic
Aristotle, Politics
Machiavelli, Prince
Hobbes, Leviathan
Locke, Second Treatise of Government
Rousseau, Second Discourse, Social Contract
Hegel, Philosophy of Right
Marx, Selections
Mill, Utilitarianism, Representative Government, On Liberty
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Genealogy of Morals

Format and Requirements

One term paper each term. No fewer than five 1-page papers per term (at least one on each thinker) to be made available to peers and professors prior to the seminar. These are graded pass/fail. Term papers 40% + 40%, Class participation 20%.