Political Philosophy of the American Revolution

Dr. Jablecki guides you through the rich history and philosophical ideas that brought about a major turning point in American history.

Committees of Correspondence

This course will 1) discuss the significance of some events in Colonial American that precipitate the clarion call the dissolve forever all political ties to Great Britain; 2) discuss the ideological origins of the American Revolution in the key documents, specifically the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
MLSC 555 Lawrence Jablecki On-campus 6:15 – 9:30 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018

Instructor: Lawrence Jablecki

Lawrence Jablecki, Ph.D., is a part-time lecturer in sociology at Rice University, where he teaches courses on criminology, the criminal justice system and the theory and practice of punishment. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches humanities courses to prison inmates. Dr. Jablecki has written numerous articles in the fields of criminology and philosophy that have been published in professional journals plus articles for most of the major newspapers in Texas. Several of his articles have been reprinted in criminal justice textbooks. Dr. Jablecki was also director of the Brazoria County Adult Probation Department for 18 years. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Manchester University in Manchester, England.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Jan. 08, 2018

End Date: March 26, 2018

Schedule: 6:15 – 9:30 p.m.

Length: Ten Mondays with one extra class to be scheduled

Location: Rice campus

Note: This course is part of the Graduate Liberal Studies program. For more information on how to apply, click ADMISSIONS below.

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