Core Social Science II: Power, Political Forms, and Economics-CAS CC 211

Core Social Science II: Power, Political Forms, and Economics


Dates: All year


By: Boston University

Location: Boston

Credits: 4

Looks at ideas of human rights and self-determination, the relation of the individual and society, and the relation of power and economics to society. We consider the major events and processes that have shaped the modern world both in the United States and globally and look at the roots of these changes in the works studied in first year Core. Readings are drawn from classic works of social and political theory: Thucydides, Ibn Khaldun, Hobbes, Rousseau, Tocqueville, Weber, Adam Smith, Marx, Durkheim and Malinowski. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. www.bu.edu

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