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    Jan 06, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it is very challenging to the mind but fairly simple to do very well. There are two essays, a midterm and a final. The essay dates are flexible so you can turn them in anywhere in an eight week period that you wish. The professor of this course is very nice and is helpful at office hours and so are the TA's. If you love politics this is a very interesting basic level course to learn some more about the different conceptions of human nature and can be really enlightening to someone who is just exploring.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about what old men think of human nature in this course. From Aristotle to Rousseau to Marx, this class covers just about every really important political theorist in history. You read Machiavelli's "The Prince" and Smith's "Wealth of Nations" and several other texts by various other political theorists. Certain individuals think humans are political beings and that we need society to survive while others think that society is the root of all inequality and still others who believe humans would give away all liberties in order to ensure their own survival because the state of nature is so brutal. This course has every perspective represented and it is not biased in any way other than your own perceptions.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed in this course it is very important that you read and re-read all the texts. I suggest holding your thinking while you read and taking a lot of detailed notes. Most of the required texts have summaries online and those can be really helpful supplements. The recitations are not always very helpful as far as material goes buy there are quizzes at the beginning of most of them and attendance is counted in the final grade. I recommend going to lecture every time because there is time for questions and the material is explained by the professor each meeting.

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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments

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