Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog
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POLI 206 - Political Ideologies


A survey and analysis of leading ideologies of the modern world such as anarchism, nationalism, fascism and national socialism, classical liberalism and conservatism, Fabian socialism, Marxism-Leninism, and liberal democracy. Some consideration of current extremist ideologies of both left and right. Examination of the nature and function of ideologies in political movements and in governance. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Define, describe, and state the significance of the term “ideology.”
  • Compare and contrast various ideological positions on the political spectrum.
  • Identify the values and assumptions of each of these ideological positions.
  • Describe the intellectual origins and historical conditions that have given rise to Democracy, Anarchism, Fascism, Nazism, Socialism, Communism, & Jihadism.
  • Examine critically the socio-political impact of these ideologies.

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