Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Political Science


Political Science 401. Seminar

Conservatism as a political and social idea encourages retaining traditional institutions. This seminar investigates the ideas of social order that have animated conservative thought since the French Revolution. What do conservatives believe? What is to be conserved, and by what means? We will inquire about the meaning of conservatism as an intellectual perspective and ask if conservatism is a “political philosophy” or an “ideology.”