WI courses are restricted to 20 students as set forth by the UH system Writing Intensive Committee.
Priority enrollment is given to Philosophy and Political Science majors. Any remaining seats will open to all students on May 19, 9am.
Political philosophy is the search for "the best way to live" -- what Socrates and Plato called "the Good Life". This is the foundational course of political science. It approaches the problems of contemporary life, as experienced by the individual, from a "big picture" understanding of human nature. This draws from anthropology, psychology, and world history. It brings to bear on the present the wisdom of primordial, classical, modern, and post-modern political philosophy. (Cross-list PHIL 302)