› Academics » Politics and International Affairs » The Tocqueville Program » Political Thought Courses Home Course and Lecture Series Current Lectures Political Thought Courses Society of Tocqueville Fellows Frequently Asked Questions Application Form Fellows Emeriti Political Thought Club Giving Contact Information Love, Friendship and Politics Ralph Hancock Alexander Nehamas Diana Schaub William Deresiewicz Plan a Visit ›Apply Now ›Give to Furman › Main Content 1 PSC-103 Introduction to Political Thought: A survey of major political philosophers in which students consider alternative conceptions of reality as they come to light in ancient, medieval, and modern political orders. Fall 2015 syllabus. PSC-270 Classical Political Thought (Prerequisite: PSC-103 or PHL-101): Textual analysis of selected works by classical authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, and Aquinas. Spring 2015 syllabus. PSC-272 Modern Political Thought (Prerequisite: PSC-103 or PHL-101) Textual analysis of works by authors such as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rosseau, Burke, Marx, Mill, and Nietzsche. Fall 2014 syllabus. PSC-273 American Political Thought: Analysis of the principles underlying American politics, focusing on textual analysis of the writings of America’s most influential statesmen, stateswomen, and public intellectuals. Fall 2011 syllabus. PSC-278 Readings in Political Thought (Prerequisite: PSC-103 or PHL-101): Patterned on the model of a reading group, students will focus on a significant author or theme in the tradition of political philosophy. Readings will vary by year and instructor. (May Experience only) Spring 2013 syllabus. PSC-375A Christianity and Politics: Examination of selected moral and political themes in light of the tradition of political thought, which combines classic texts with the writings of contemporary scholars and public intellectuals. Spring 2015 syllabus/PSC 375.