The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Daniel O'toole


BA, Claremont McKenna College

Daniel O'toole

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Political Theory, Public Law

Courses


GOV 314 • Classics Of Socl/Polit Thou

38595 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.122
(also listed as CTI 302)

This course explores the changing role of human psychology in the history of political thought through the study of classic texts in philosophy and psychology. We will examine several key philosophers’ accounts of the deepest human concerns—justice, freedom, self-preservation, love, and happiness—and the potential of political life to fulfill those yearnings. We will focus on the works of Plato, Augustine, Hobbes, and Rousseau, and we will compare their reflections on human nature with those of Darwin and with contemporary theories of evolutionary psychology. We will discuss how these different views of human psychology suggest different approaches to ethics and politics.

GOV 310L • American Government

37770 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ B0.306

This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.

GOV 310L • American Government

38690 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MEZ 1.306

This course is an introduction to American government and politics.  While the main focus is on the national level, additional attention is paid to the state and local governments of Texas. Topics will include U.S. political history, political institutions, elections, public opinion, rights and freedoms, and public policy issues.

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    The University of Texas at Austin
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    Batts Hall 2.116
    Austin, TX 78712-1704
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