This course offers students a thematic overview of the history of Western political thought. The meaning and relevance for politics of issues such as justice, leadership, law, democracy, freedom, and the common good are reviewed through a careful reading of major ancient and modern thinkers, including Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, and Nietzsche. Seminar: Three hours a week. 07-01-2020-02-04-2020 Seminar Tuesday, Thursday 10:00AM - 11:15AM, Room to be Announced