Assistant Professor with Term
J.R. Howard Hall
POLS 310 West Pol: Plato to Machiavelli
Great works of political philosophy from ancient Greece and Rome, early Christianity, and the Renaissance. Themes include the foundations of morality and justice, the role of hierarchy in politics, and the role of politics in cultivating human excellence. Works may include Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War; Plato’s Apology, Crito, and Republic; Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics; Augustine’s City of God; and Machiavelli’s The Prince, among others.
POLS 400 Senior Thesis
POLS 402 Problems in Political Theory
Advanced analysis of a specific problem, theme, or concept intriguing to political theorists. Specific content varies. Themes have included revolution, utopia, the American founding, Nietzsche, identity and self-creation, and the philosophy of history.
B.A. Political Science and English, Colgate University, 1993
Ph.D. Politics, Princeton University, 2004