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Courses - Spring 2024
PHPE
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Open Seats as of
05/29/2024 at 10:30 PM
PHPE308A
Special Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; The Philosophy of Aristotle
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PHPE308B
Special Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; The Wisdom of Crowds
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PHPE308D
Special Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Fairness in Machine Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PHPE308I
Special Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Confucius and Socrates
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PHPE308L
Special Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Philosophy of Childhood
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
PHPE386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning Practicum in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
For students who wish to gain experience working in research outside the classroom. Pending approval of the department, students may work at a professional site or remotely under professional supervision - your primary supervisor must be a professional in the field. Beyond working at a professional site or under professional supervision, students will have to complete further assignments to receive a passing grade in the course. Students may take PHPE386 for three-six credits, but only three credits will count towards the major requirements. PHPE386 is only open to those with junior standing or above.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PHPE401
Social Philosophy and Political Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines capitalism and socialism as differing modes of economic production through several different theoretical lenses. We begin by examining capitalism and socialism as they developed historically, by looking primarily at the work of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Then, we turn our attention to one of the most important debates in 20th century economics: to what extent rational economic calculation is possible in a socialist commonwealth. After this we turn our attention to how capitalist and socialist modes of production functioned in practice. We end by turning our attention to the ethics of capitalism and socialism: which mode of economic production is most just?
Credit only granted for PHPE401 or GVPT449E.
PHPE402
Senior Capstone in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major; and must have senior standing.
Senior capstone course for the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major. The exact content of the course will be determined by the instructor who teaches it. The purpose of the course is to pursue sustained inquiry on a narrow philosophical topic, using the tools and methods from economics and political science to help analyze the topic. The course ends with a substantial research paper, where the student should demonstrate an ability to use the tools of philosophy, political science, and economics in his or her analysis.
PHPE408Z
Advanced Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Social Ontology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F