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CLSX 360 Ancient Roots of Modern Politics

CLSX 360.  Ancient Roots of Modern Politics.  3 Credits.   S   

This course examines the political thought and practice of Ancient Greece and Rome, and the enduring impact of these cultures upon contemporary political institutions. Students will consider topics such as origins of democracy in Ancient Athens; the Roman Republic as a model for the constitution of the United States; and the causes and results of Rome’s transition from Republic to monarchy. The course will also introduce students to key perspectives in the analysis of ancient and modern politics, for example constitutional theory, political psychology, and source criticism. All readings will be in English; no knowledge of any ancient languages is required. (Same as POLS 360.)