Academic Frontiers in 2005 Summer Sessions
Interdisciplinary Courses in Philosophy and Politics, Literature
and Religious Studies
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.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Previously registered students can register online.
New students should call the Admissions Office at 609-586-0505.
Course Online Registration