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POLI 2652 Introduction to Ancient Greek Political Science and Language (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This undergraduate seminar introduces fundamental concepts of political science with the ancient Greek language. There is no more important influence on our self-understanding than the ancient Greeks (consider our use of the words "democracy" and "politics"). The important modern and post-modern thinkers take their bearings by a critique of the classics. They agree that we cannot understand their texts without knowing their language. We will read and compare selections from Aristotle, Plato, and others in English translations, learn the Greek alphabet, and build a basic political science vocabulary. No previous knowledge of Greek is needed. Open to all disciplines.


Instructor(s): Amy Nendza

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13