PPE 300 - Introduction to Political Economy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Two introductory courses chosen from at least two disciplines: Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Welcome to PPE! This is the gateway course for the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major. PPE is a major in political economy. Political economy is the integrated study of the relationships of government, political processes, property, production, markets, trade, and distribution from the standpoint of assessing these arrangements with respect to the interests and progress of humanity. It explores the relations between individual action and collective outcomes as they shape and are shaped by environmental conditions, institutions, social norms, ideologies, and strategic and communicative interaction, paying special attention to the consequences of these relations for politics, law and economic policies, aggregate economic outcomes, and justice and human welfare. Political economists often use formal tools such as game theory and rational choice theory, and analytic frameworks, such as prisoner’s dilemmas and principal-agent problems, to analyze these relations. This course will introduce students to these tools and frameworks, exploring their powers and limitations.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

All university students are welcome.

Class Format:

2 hrs lecture & 2 hrs discussion per week

PPE 300 - Introduction to Political Economy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Course materials will be available on Canvas site.
ISBN: 0872201775
Leviathan : with selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668, Author: Thomas Hobbes. Ed ; with introduction and notes by Edwin Curley., Publisher: Hackett 7th print 1994
ISBN: 1603846735
Basic political writings, Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; translated and edited by Donald A. Cress ; introduction and new annotation by David Wootton., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co. 2nd ed. 2011
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