POL2402 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
SA2402 or SA2404 or SA2401 or POL2404
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to develop a sound knowledge of the central ideas and concepts in major Western and Chinese social and political philosophical traditions, and an awareness of the contemporary social and political issues which have a major bearing on public policy study and administration. It enhances students’ critical thinking and conceptual skills in relation to the analysis of the nature of the state, the organization of society, and the ethical dimension of public policy and administration, and their abilities to formulate rational arguments, organize ideas systematically, and improve their effective oral and written communication.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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