History of Political Thought

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History of Political Thought

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to the main themes of political and social philosophy as they have emerged in the western intellectual tradition. The lectures will provide a critical survey of some of the main contributions to the history of political and social thought, while a parallel seminar programme will enable students to specialise in specific areas and discuss the major problems that arise, presenting papers on topics of their choice.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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