Democracy Ancient and Modern

Primary Number: CLAS 30117-01

ConStudies Number: CNST 30639

ConStudies CRN: 31379

Primary CRN: X

Instructor: Mazurek, Tadeusz (TMAZUREK)

Day/Time: MW 2pm-3:15pm

Attributes: HIST - old Core History; WKHI - new Core History

Location: X

This course examines the theory, practice, and development of ancient Greco-Roman democracy. Particular attention is devoted to comparing ancient with modern forms of self-rule. Among the special topics studied are the origins of Greek democracy, its advantages and disadvantages as a form of government, alternatives to democracy, and democracy as an abiding legacy of classical civilization for the modern world. Familiarity with ancient Greco-Roman history is recommended, but not required.