Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1025: Classical Political Thought

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Jack Griffiths (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In this first installment of Exeter’s History of Political Thought modules, you will study some of the formative political writings of the Western tradition that have come down to us from the pens of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. You will become acquainted with a world very different from our own, yet one that is the source of many of the concepts, values, institutions, and much of the language, of modern Western politics. ‘Democracy’, ‘tyranny’, ‘justice’, ‘citizen’, ‘republic’, and ‘politics’ itself are all words that have Greek or Latin origins, and refer to ideas crucial to the political thought of the Classical period.

Module created

01/10/2010

Last revised

27/05/2022