Courses Catalogue

Classical & Modern Political Thought

COURSE CODE: PAD 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Adminstration, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

To expose students to some of the political and social theories that guided and /or continues to guide and to influence our outlook as to how society and its governance is arranged or should be arranged. Considering the variety of theories involved, the course will also seek to inculcate into students a critical intellectual attitude that should enable them to discern the merits and the demerits of the various theories selected for study.

Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to expose students to the political and social theories that continue to guide and influence our outlook as to how society and its governance is arranged or should be arranged. Specifically, the course is aimed at enabling students to:

  • Appreciate and understand better the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the political arrangements that have governed and continue to govern the world.
  • Acquire intellectual skills and tools for a critical appraisal of the socio- political basis of society.
  • Participate more knowledgeably in public affairs and debates in their respective societies.
  • Contribute meaningfully toward the research for new/ better polity for their countries most of which are still in search of visions and directions toward stability and progress.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course unit the students should be able to;

  • Appreciate and understand better the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the political arrangements that have governed and continue to govern the world.
  • Acquire intellectual skills and tools for a critical appraisal of the socio- political basis of society.
  • Participate more knowledgeably in public affairs and debates in their respective countries.
  • Contribute meaningfully toward the research for new/ better regimes for their countries most of which are still in search of visions and directions toward stability and progress.