This course is a close reading of one of the most influential and controversial texts in the Western philosophical tradition, Plato's REPUBLIC. The REPUBLIC's concerns are very broad indeed; it addresses itself to the two most fundamental questions: What is the world like? and How should I live? Accordingly, we will study the REPUBLIC from as many points of view as possible, examining it as a work of philosophy, of rhetoric, of literature, of political science, etc.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: [PHIL201 or COL359 or CCIV217] Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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