1.Explain several important difficulties in the identification and discussion of ideologies and their functions that emerge through the study and evaluation of these ideologies.
2.Describe the origins and development of modern political ideologies in their historical, cultural, and socio-economic contexts.
3.Compare and interrelate major tenets of our current political belief systems as they have evolved in time and place.
4.Analyze the premises and internal logic of past and contemporary ideologies.
5.Discuss contemporary ideological developments in both Western and non-Western society.
6.Demonstrate the breadth, depth, and the integration and synthesis of learning about ideologists and their writings and interpretations through participation in oral and written communications about the ideologies merits and drawbacks.