Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Social and Political Thought
0.5 Credit

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to ideas that shape our contemporary world. What do liberty, equality and tolerance mean? Where did these ideas originate? What other ideas have challenged and changed the way we look at the world? Topics like private property, capitalism, communism, liberalism, feminism and justice will be discussed. Students will read essential commentators like Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, Orwell, Wollstonecraft and Fukuyama. {VL}