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PLT1050

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Michael Janover

Synopsis

Themes of nature and reason, law and will, revolution and history in selected political and philosophical writings. Central to the unit will be writings by Plato, Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Edmund Burke and Karl Marx. We will consider questions of the origins of political society, ways of organising power, connections (or gaps) between morals and politics.

Assessment

Tutorial presentation and participation: 10%
Assignment (500 words): 15%
Essay (2000 words): 35%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michael Janover

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Politics