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Moral and Historical Perspectives Track

Courses in this concentration explore the institutional foundations and historical development of political economy from a normative standpoint. The guiding purpose of the concentration is to develop a morally-informed grounding for evaluating public policy on economic issues.

Two of the following six:

Economics

  • 3330 Environment & Natural Resources
  • 3350 Law and Economics
  • 3420 Economic History of the United States
  • 3540 Development Economics
  • 4500 Health Economics & Policy
  • 3970/3980 Special Studies in Economics

Three of the following nineteen:

History

  • 2600 History of Early American Law
  • 3840 Popular Culture & the Rise of Consumerism
  • 4580 Slavery & Freedom in the Antebellum South
  • 6270 Intellectual History of Capitalism
  • 6911 U.S. Capitalism & U.S. Culture

Philosophy

  • 3560 Social and Political Ethics
  • 3640 Philosophy of Law
  • 6040 Philosophy of Law
  • 6510 Theories of Economic Justice
  • 6740 Contemporary Political Philosophy

Political Economy

  • 4010 Constitutionalism: Ancient Athens to Present
  • 4040 Democracy, Capitalism, & Free Speech
  • 4140 Theories of Distributive Justice
  • 4300 Behavioral Economics & Public Policy
  • 4970/4980 Special Topics in Political Economy

Political Science

  • 3820 Contemporary Political Ideas
  • 4180 American Political Culture
  • 4270 Constitutional Law
  • 4860 American Political Thought