POLS 3491W Proseminar on Biopolitics

4 hours; 4 credits

Study of the theory and practice of biopolitics; examination of technologies of power and the development of mechanisms for governing the life, health, and death of populations; exploration of their operation in particular institutions and discourses such as public health, immigration, surveillance apparatuses, and human security studies, reproduction and reproductive technologies, biocitizenship, homelessness, and incarceration. Writing-intensive course.

Prerequisite: English 1012 and one of the following: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or permission of department.


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