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Last approved: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:52:00 GMT

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PS (Political Science)
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Dual-Level Course
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Cross-listed Course
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The Classical Liberal Tradition
Classical Liberal Tradition
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Political Science (16PS)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
PS 498Fall 20148
PS 498Fall 201515
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar3
Course Attribute(s)
Capstone
University Competencies

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University Competencies
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Andrew J. Taylor
Professor of Political Science

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar2020NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisites: PS 201 or PS 361 or PS 362
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16PSBAPolitical Science (BA)Elective
16PSBA-16PSAMPolitical Science (BA) American PoliticsElective
16PSBA-16PSLJLPolitical Science (BA) Law and Justice, Law and TheoryElective
16PSBA-16PSPUBPolitical Science (BA) Public PolicyElective
16PSBSPolitical Science (BS)Elective
Analysis of the genesis and development in Europe and North America of liberal ideas such as natural rights, individual liberty, democracy, economic liberalism, religious pluralism, and the rule of law with a particular emphasis on important documents, thinkers, events, and leaders.

We wish to add offerings at the seminar level and broaden students' exposure to critical matters in political science.  The course integrates material in a multi-disciplinary approach and brings intellectual diversity to the curriculum, a core value of the university. 


The course will provide an additional senior seminar for Political Science majors who are required to complete at least one such course before graduation.  The seminar will be particularly useful for students in the Law and Justice, Law and Theory concentration.  


The course fills a hole in our offerings on this important subject and presents the material in a multi-disciplinary manner, an approach the university continues to emphasize.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Humanities and Social SciencesWill KimlerAs requested for consulation, the History Curriculum Committee reviewed the proposed PS 363 (The Classical Liberal Tradition). This is a broad course that provides description and analysis of material that is treated by several humanities disciplines, as noted in the syllabus. The approach is, however, more consistent with an ahistorical analysis of the concepts presented in various historical documents. The organization of the course is focused around present-day questions about the nature of the liberal tradition, aligning with current political definitions and interests. There is no real overlap with the historian’s methodological approach. For example, HI courses covering the political past would include the strands of a liberal or enlightenment tradition that are not centered around private property, such as freedom of religion or Spinoza's libertas philosophandi . A historian would make the 18th century civic republican tradition more problematic. However, the course would still serve students in developing analysis of important political ideas. Not overlapping in approach, it could be a valuable combination with HI courses.

The History Department supports the adoption of PS 363 (10/7/15)

Note: I had originally thought of making the course 300-level, but PS colleagues suggested that I keep it at the 400-level
Poole College of ManagementBobby PuryearRe: the proposed course, no concerns have been raised in Economics. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. (9/29/15)
College of Humanities and Social SciencesMichael PendleburyThis is to confirm something that you have no doubt heard from David Austin, viz., the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies has no objection to the introduction of the proposed Political Science course on The Classical Liberal Tradition. (10/1/15)
No new resources, faculty member will be teaching as a part of regular course offerings.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:



  1. explain the various component ideas of the classical liberal tradition;

  2. interpret the key events (e.g. the Enlightenment), individuals (e.g. John Locke), and documents (e.g. the United States Constitution) of the classical liberal tradition;

  3. explain the key historical challenges to classical liberalism (e.g. fascism);

  4. assess the importance of classical liberal values today and their place in the contemporary world.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams50%4 exams, 12.5% each
Written Assignment30%2 short papers, 15% each
Discussion20%If you wish to receive an A for participation, you need to 1) have excellent attendance; 2) contribute regularly to class discussions, and; 3) demonstrate consistently knowledge of assigned readings during the class period for which they are assigned.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabus

despain (Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:27:04 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus issues
shgreene (Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:07:01 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus
aeherget (Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:03:48 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email. 11/15/2016
lamarcus (Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:17:45 GMT): Rollback: The new course PS 464 (The Classical Liberal Tradition) was approved pending at the last meeting of UCCC, meaning that a few items need attention before the course can be approved by the UCCC Chair.- Clarifying the prerequisite listing in CIM: Since the field includes restrictions, co-requisites, and prerequisites, the information needs to clarify the requirement type. It looks from the syllabus like the requirement would read "Prerequisite: PS 201 or PS 361 or PS 362" so changing it to this (or whatever is correct) is all that is needed. - Clarifying the credit hours and contact hours: The credit hours are listed as 3, but the contact hours under Seminar are listed as 2.5. Seminars give 1 credit hour per contact hour over a 16-week semester, so these numbers should match. The committee also offered a friendly suggestion: - The section under "Objectives" has some great information -- it would fit better in the "Justification" section as it relates to the role that the course will play in the curriculum and department.
Key: 8991