PA 643. Western Political Theory II.
Prerequisite: completion of nine hours of MPA core courses to include PA 640 or permission of the instructor. This course examines the seminal political thought of the Western world from the renaissance to modernity. Students will understand liberalism, social contract theory, republicanism, value relativism and historicism, and their theoretical justification with respect to human nature, justice, and the administration of political affairs. Upon completion, students will be able to understand the foundations of Western civilization and major political thought from the renaissance to the modern era.