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Robert Crawford
TPOL S 480
Tacoma Campus

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Seminar

Provides in-depth treatment of topics in politics and philosophy; political economy; law and policy; economics and policy; and ethics and economics. Emphasizes analysis of methodological issues and developing students' research and writing skills.

Class description

This PPE Seminar on Militarization and War will examine ideologies and practices that transform diverse international and foreign policy problems into problems that are said to require military solutions. The course will also explore the meanings of living in a war culture. The course will require critical analyses of required readings, participation in class discussions, a research paper on a topic that amplifies the course topic, and a class presentation summarizing your research findings.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

instructor led discussion of the readings

Recommended preparation

Useful preparation includes previous courses in foreign policy, international relations, human rights, post-9/11, modern and contemporary history.

Class assignments and grading

Short 1-2 page critical analyses of the readings--40% Research paper and class presentation 40% Regular class participation, informed by and exegesis on the readings-20%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robert Crawford
Date: 02/02/2011