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POLS 3415 Biopolitics

3 hours; 3 credits

The state?s role in fostering the safety and welfare of its population. Technologies of power for governing the life, health, and death of populations. Exploration of theories of biopolitics and governmentality and their application to particular institutions and discourses such as public health, immigration, surveillance, risk assessment, and security. Exposure to different forms of critical analysis

Prerequisite or corequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or Health and Nutrition Sciences 2140, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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