PPE 400 - Seminar in Political Economy
Fall 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
PPE 300 with at least a C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of distribution requirements for PPE concentration.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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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 Disability and Justice. In this course, we will explore advanced philosophy, politics, and economics themes through the lens of disability and biopower. Utilizing normative, empirical, and formal methods of analysis, students will study the construction and implications of disability in a range of contexts—including global health, education, employment, biopolitical technologies, and political representation. Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between disability and inequality and of the historical and contemporary policies aimed at addressing these conditions of inequality. The course will provide students with an opportunity to develop and practice analytic thinking, writing, argumentation, and discussion skills. Students will hone their writing abilities through a series of low, intermediary, and higher stakes writing assignments. By the end of the course, students will execute an independent written research project on topics related to course material.


Intended Audience:

This is a senior seminar for PPE majors. 


PPE 400 - Seminar in Political Economy
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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