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2021 Siena Heights University Catalog 
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PPE 101 Introduction to Philosophy, Politics and Economics

3 credit hours

This Philosophy, Politics and Economics Gateway course introduces students to the quantitative techniques, conceptual tools, and core principles of philosophy, political science, and economics. The course clarifies the similarities and differences between the philosophical, political, and economic approaches, and the limitations of each if considered individually. It enhances student understanding of the ways in which the disciplines can enrich and complement each other by introducing issues of political economy. Political economy is the integrated study of the relationships of government, political processes, property, production, markets, trade, and distribution from the standpoint of assessing these arrangements with respect to the interests and progress of humanity. It explores the relations between individual action and collective outcomes as they shape and are shaped by environmental conditions, institutions, social norms, ideologies, and strategic and communicative interaction, paying special attention to the consequences of these relations for politics, law and economic policies, aggregate economic outcomes, and justice and human welfare. Readings will be drawn from classical and contemporary sources in political theory and economics.

Course is Offered: WI Every Odd Year

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