Description: Examines contemporary arguments for and against liberalism. Focuses on the analysis, evaluation, and understanding of the philosophical contributions to this debate. Gives special attention to the concepts of justice, freedom, equality, and individualism. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2004. Auditors allowed.
Description: Broadly examines political topics as they are presented in important literary works and analyzes the possibilities involved in using the literary mode to present political teachings. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2004. Auditors allowed.
Time and Location TBD
Description: Covers formation of corporations and their management; relations among shareholders, officers, and directors; the impact of federal legislation on directors' duties; and the special problems of closed corporations. Auditors not allowed.
MW 3:00 - 4:15
Description: Us constitution and legal history to 1865. Auditors allowed.
HOW TO REGISTER
Classes start Monday, August 27, 2018.
MoWe: 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Description: Capstone course for international affairs majors. Examines the ways in which the end of the Cold War, the collapse of failed states, and the rise of global terrorism changed the world. Studies how peoples, governments and nongovernmental organizations face new social, political, economic and security challenges in an era of globalization. Includes discussion, oral reports, critical book reviews, and research papers. Restricted to students with 87-180 credits (Senior) International Affairs (IAFS) majors only. Auditors allowed. Click here to download the syllabus.
PSCI 3123. This class will be team-taught with Prof. Aysegul Aydin, CWCTP Faculty Fellow.
Tues & Thurs: 2:00 p.m. -3:15 p.m.
Description: Analyzes employment, or the threat of employing force, in securing American interests in the post-Cold War world. Gives special attention to utilities claimed for nuclear weapons, and alternatively, to weapons control and disarmament. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223. Similar to PACS 3800. Auditors allowed.
CWCV 2000: This class will be taught by Bradley Scholar, Benjamin Bryan
MoWeFr: 2:00 p.m. -2:50 p.m.
Description: Encourages a historical and critical investigation into the formative influences on what is often called Western culture, including religious, political, social and economic factors, and contemporary interpretations and critiques of these developments and concepts. Designed as the foundation course for the Center for Western Civilization. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.
PHIL 2220: This class will be taught by CWCTP Freedom and Security Scolar, Isaac Taylor
MoWeFr: 12:00 p.m. -12:50 p.m.
Description: Considers philosophical issues related to law in general and the U.S. system in particular. Topics to be covered may address such questions as the following: What is the nature of law? What kinds of acts should the law prohibit (e.g., abortion, drug use, pornography, cloning)? Is there a moral obligation to obey the law? Can civil disobedience be justified? Is there a justification for punishing people for breaking the law? Is capital punishment, in particular, morally justified?
Special Topics: Prudence and the Art of Statesmanship
MoWeFr: 10:00 a.m - 10:50 a.m.
Description: This course will use Aristotle's and Thomas Aquinas's notion of prudence as a point of departure for assessing statesmanship or the lack of it. The course will begin with theoretical readings, then delve into applying these principles to case studies spanning the centuries ---- from Pericles to President Obama. The case studies will include unbridled successes, tragic failures, and controversial statesmen who fall in between. The course strives to instill in the student the capacity to practice prudence as well as the ability as a voter to distinguish the prudent for the imprudent --- rightly understood. The course will conclude with a preliminary mediation of how Donald Trump ranks in the pantheon of prudence.
Modern Warfare: Terrorism, Ideology, Identity
MoWeFr: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Description: Explores the evolution of warfare and origins of terrorism. Ideological and identity differences have come to the forefront of violent political conflicts while the emerging doctrine of warfare has placed civilians in the middle of modern conflicts. Tracks potential changes in the means of and reasons for fighting, roles of civilians and media, and rules of war.
Philosophy of Religion
Tues & Thurs: 8:00 a.m - 9:15 p.m.
Special Topics: Religion and the Constitution
Tues & Thurs: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.
For more information about these courses, please read Francis Beckwith's blog post.
Philosophy of Religion
Tues & Thurs: 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
(co-taught with Robert Pasnau)
Tues & Thurs: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Philosophy and Society
(co-taught with Professor Adam Hosein)
Tues & Thurs: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
VAC 1B90 (Visual Arts Complex)
Topics in U.S. Economic History
Tues & Thurs: 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Norlin Library M300D
The Western Tradition
MoWeFr: 2:00PM – 2:50PM
Description: This course encourages a historical and critical investigation into the formative influences on what is often called Western culture, including religious, political, social and economic factors, and contemporary interpretations and critiques of these developments and concepts. Designed as the foundation course for the Center for Western Civilization.
Economic History of the United States
MoWeFr: 1:00PM – 1:50PM
Description: This course covers the evolution of modern economic growth and development in the U.S. from colonial times to the present emphasizing institutional change. Prereq., ECON 3070