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DHUM 1320A - Introduction to Liberal Thinking

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Basic notions in the history of political thought (North American and European);

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the classical liberal school of thought as well as to provide them with the analytical tools necessary to interpret contemporary events with some philosophical hindsight. The course will start with a general introduction to Liberalism, a complex and centuries-old political philosophy. Each session will then address a philosophical notion through a text (max 30 pages) introduced by the teacher and commented by the group. Classroom debates and short videos will be used to relate philosophical notions to today's political, economic and social issues.


KOENIG, Gaspard (.)

Course validation

- Tests on the reading materials /10; - Each student will be requested to produce a final essay (min 2,500 words) on a subject of his/her choice reflecting the course, to be discussed and defined beforehand with the teacher. /10;