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Summer 2018

All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: undergraduate credit only
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate

Notes:

  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

This schedule is subject to change.

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Title:   Western Political Thought II      

Course Number:      PHIL 0042B
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

Central concepts of modern political thought. The views of those writers who challenged the dominance of Christianity: Machiavelli, Descartes, Hobbes, and others. Some of the main transformations of political thinking that characterized the Enlightenment: the possibility of scientific thinking and reasoning as the basis for human freedom. Nietzsche's critique of the Enlightenment, and the ability to find political principles that are genuinely true or liberating.
  

Instructor: Ioannis Evrigenis           Instructor Website

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 to Friday, Aug 10, 2018
Day(s): MW           Times: 1:00-4:30 PM                     
Status: Open

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