2017-2018 Catalog

POLS 354 Seminar on How Tyrannies Work

This course will look at theories of tyranny offered by Plato Aristotle Tacitus Machiavelli Tocqueville Marx Weber Freud Arendt and Marcuse. The course requires a major research paper in which the student will use one or more of these theories to analyze a modern tyranny of his or her choice. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors only.


4 units