Democratic Political Theory

POL4210 Democratic Political Theory (3)

This course supplies an informed and accessible overview of the major ideologies that shaped the political and social landscape of the 20th century. Students will explore how these ideologies originated and how they have changed over time. In examining the major modern political ideologies (e.g. liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and fascism), the course provides students with a sense of the histories, structures, and internal complexities of these and other emerging ideologies. Throughout the course, students will analyze how each ideology interprets "democracy" and "freedom" in its own way. In other words, democracy is not one ideology among others. It is an ideal that different ideologies interpret in different ways. (Online)