Title: Nature of Politics (790:101:B1)
Instructor: Alina Vamanu
Instructor’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Days, Times, Location: Session II (06/27/3011-08/04/2011); Hours By Arrangement; Online ECollege
Office Hours: TBD
Synopsis: This course aims at providing students with the theoretical tools to better articulate and understand what politics means and what it ought to be. Some of the questions we will be asking are: What are the main issues that politics involves? What goals do we want to set for ourselves in politics? How can we best accomplish these goals? In trying to answer these questions, we will examine the relationship between the individual and the community, as well as the relationship between citizens and political authorities of various kinds (kings, princes, democratic government officials).
We will also inquire into ideals such as freedom, justice, and equality, in order to grasp the various meanings they can acquire and see in what ways they might be attained.
Our journey will take us from ancient
Please note that this is an online course, which allows students to complete all requirements from the comfort of their home at convenient times.