Courses Catalogue

Classical And Modern Political Thought

COURSE CODE: PAD2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration, PGD
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course introduces the ideas propagated by great political thinkers in history. The focus is on the origins of the state, the purpose of the state and who the sovereign in a particular state is. The course is expected to sharpen the analytical skills of the students in understanding the role of the state in society and how people of all ages tends to respond to state actions.

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 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.