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.
Prerequisites: English 1012 and one of the following: Political Science *1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, or 1006, or Core Curriculum 1230.