2019-2020 Catalog 
    
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT171 CM - From Theocracy to Democracy

This course will examine the historical conditions and theoretical presuppositions of modern secular society, or how democratic principles came to replace theological claims as the basis for political legitimacy in the Western world. Readings will be drawn from the Bible, Luther, Calvin, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Thomas Jefferson, Mirza Abu Talib Khan, Tocqueville, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and contemporary writings concerning modernization and democracy in the Islamic world.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM 

Offered: Every other year

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT171 CM