PSC 150 - Thinking about Politics
Development of the critical thinking skills necessary for academic, professional, and personal success in life. Students will critically read classic approaches to the major dimensions of political conflict and consensus. They will also evaluate the arguments of modern incarnations of the classic debates in terms of the validity of their assumptions and the quality of their evidence. In evaluating evidence, the focus will be on developing competency in information literacy. By the end of the semester students will be able to identify their own political assumptions. The course will encourage civic engagement by empowering students to make well-reasoned and supported arguments.
Last Term Offered: Fall 2018