Political Science
 

Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence
Problem approach to ancient and modern legal philosophies, emphasizing the nature of justice and the relation of law to morality.
POLI
364
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 364
Course Outcomes: 

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Students will articulate, compare, and evaluate the specific ways in which different jurisprudential approaches understand and appreciate the rule of law.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will understand key historical and contemporary approaches to the philosophy of law.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Effective and Professional Writing

Students will analyze, evaluate, and respond critically to Letwin’s assessment of a particular philosopher in an oral presentation and in a term paper.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Integrity in Daily Life and Civic Activities

Students will work effectively in groups to help colleagues prepare their individual term papers, providing and receiving peer review at each stage and sharing research efforts.

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Effective Oral Communication

Communicate effectively by presenting ideas in a high quality oral presentation.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.