Recently Designed and Highly Transferable Courses Offer
Topical Interest and General Education Credit
PHILOSOPHY and POLITICS,
and RELIGIOUS STUDIES
SESSION A -- PHI 220 / POL 220 Philosophy of Politics --
Power, Legitimacy, Justice, and Revolution -- T, R 6:00-9:30 p.m..
Examines the ideas explaining how politics works and how the
great thinkers think it should work. The
course surveys contrasting views on liberty and order, fairness and obligation,
stability and change, pluralism and equality, liberalism and the state, law and
anarchy, capitalism and socialism, and challenges posed by globalization.
course meets the General Education requirement in Society and Human Behavior. Students may
obtain transfer credit for this course for political philosophy, political
theory, history of political thought, or other requirements in political
science or philosophy.
SESSION B -- REL 235 / ENG 235 Encounters Between Religions
-- Taught Through Literature -- M, W 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., and T, R 6:00-9:30
A nonsectarian look at the
dynamics of encounters between religions.
This course looks at the way religions are characterized in a set of
novels and films, exploring both the literary power of the novels and the
richness of the religions depicted. The
course was successfully offered in Summer 2004, and in Spring 2005 will be
available within the Mercer academic year.
course meets the General Education requirement in Society and Human Behavior, and in Diversity. Students who have
passed ENG102 may take this course for Literature
credit (Aesthetic Perspective) as well.
Students may obtain transfer credit for this course in literature
or in religious studies .