Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Western Political Thought

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Sulakshana Sen Major/Minor 4 Pol.Sci. Major/Minor 4


This paper will trace Political Philosophy of Western political thinkers from the ancient period, through the age of enlightenment to the twentieth century.

 Course Objectives 

  • It will help the students to discover the political philosophy that forms the basis of politics in the western hemisphere.
  • It will help them interpret the political philosophies of these philosophers in historical context as well as relate them to contemporary politics

 Teaching Methodology 

  • Interactive class discussions on every concept. Small class size
  • Use of articles, news clipping, videos, etc. to further explain concept i.e. enable a practical understanding of the concept.
  • Evaluations are conducted throughout the semester to ensure that the students’ learning outcomes are appraised. 


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!