The History and Political Thought major endeavors to equip you to “see life steadily and see it whole.” The interdisciplinary nature of the courses required for this major attempts to look at the human experience both communally and individually, and in both the past and present. The History and Political Thought major is approached from the liberal arts tradition of learning for the sake of learning. The courses cover a broad range of topics, generally include the works particular to the course subject, and have rigorous reading and writing expectations. As a graduate of Concordia University with a History and Political Thought major, you will not only have a mind well-filled, but well-trained.
The history of ancient Greece and Rome from the time of Homer to the fall of the Roman Empire will be examined in this course with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman politics, socio-economic life and structures, classical culture and philosophy, and the rise of Christianity. Prerequisite: HST 201 or HST 202 or CHST 201 or CHST 202.
POL 321: This course will analyze the nuances and trace the development of Western political thought from classical Greece to 17th century northern Europe with attention given to the questions facing every generation concerning the nature of political association and the good society. Students will become familiar with each major political thinker, the context in which they wrote, and influence upon the history of ideas
POL 322: This course will analyze the nuances and trace the development of Western political thought from the early Enlightenment (17th century) to the present with attention given to the questions facing every generation concerning the nature of political association and the good society. Students will become familiar with each major political thinker, the context in which they wrote, and their influence upon the history of ideas.
This course will study the fundamentals of the Latin language including morphology, syntax, and vocabulary for reading simple passages of Latin prose and poetry. Offered alternate years.
This course will begin with the mythology of the Ancient Egyptians, the theology of the Hebrews, and the philosophy of the Greeks, and trace the legacy of each strand of thought throughout the world with attention being paid to both the primary leaders and significant texts and how they shape divergent world views today. Recommended: HST 201 and 202 have been taken prior to this course. Offered alternate years.
This introductory course into the lands, peoples, and cultures of the Middle East from antiquity to modern times, will include the role of religion in shaping social and political institutions, and the influence of Islamic thought on the Arab world and conflicts in the contemporary Middle East. Offered alternate years.
History and Political Thought Department Chair
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