New Academic Frontiers in 2005 Summer Sessions

Interdisciplinary Courses in Philosophy and Politics, Literature and Religious Studies

5-04-05


Improve your understanding of world events this summer.

MCCC is offering two new summer courses in philosophy and politics, literature and religious studies that will appeal to traditional credit students, interested community members and business people. "All who seek to broaden their awareness of the world and the place of political ideas and religion in current events will be interested in these courses," said faculty member Ken Rothman.

Philosophy of Politics -- Power, Legitimacy, Justice, and Revolution
SUMMER SESSION A -- PHI 220 / POL 220 -- Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
This course examines how politics work 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.

For credit students, the 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.

Encounters Between Religions -- Taught Through Literature
SUMMER SESSION B -- REL 235 / ENG 235
Monday and Wednesday 1 to- 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.

This course presents a nonsectarian look at the dynamics of encounters between religions. Professor Rothman will present 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.

For credit students this course meets the General Education requirement in Society and Human Behavior and in Diversity. Students who have passed ENG102 may also take this course for Literature credit (Aesthetic Perspective). Students may obtain transfer credit for this course in literature or in religious studies. The course will also be available within the Mercer academic year.

Dr. Kenneth I. Rothman, associate professor of Philosophy, is the principal designer of the courses and will be teaching this summer. He holds degrees in social relations and law, and a PhD in the Philosophy of Religion.

For more information contact MCCC’s Liberal Arts Division at 609-586-4800 ext. 3325 or email zambrios@mccc.edu. Previously registered students can register online. New students should call the Admissions Office at 609-586-0505.

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