PPE 400 - Seminar in Political Economy
Section: 001 Liberalism
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
PPE 300 with at least a C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of distribution requirements for PPE concentration.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is the capstone seminar for non-Honors seniors in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics concentration. The theme for this offering of PPE 400 is Global Justice and Empire. In this course we will examine the following questions:

  1. What are colonialism and imperialism? How are they connected?
  2. What are some of the central historical examples of colonialism?
  3. Historically, what were the justifications for colonialism?
  4. Historically, what were the criticisms of colonialism?
  5. What are the short and long term economic effects of colonialism?
  6. What is neo-colonialism? What are examples of neo-colonialism?

Course Requirements:

Students will be responsible for an oral presentation on the readings for at least one week in the term, and will write a short (3 p.) paper on them. Early in the term, students will write up a question they want to investigate (3 p.). At mid-term, students will submit a prospectus and partial draft of their research paper (12 p.), which they will revise, expand, and submit at the end of the term (20 p.).

Intended Audience:

Senior PPE majors

Class Format:

seminar style

PPE 400 - Seminar in Political Economy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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