PHIL/POLI/ECON 698.001 – PPE Capstone

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Instructor: Alexandra Oprea. This course meets T 3:05 – 5:35 p.m. in WG 302.

The capstone seminar in PPE is a chance to take some of the tools and concepts you’ve acquired in previous PPE courses and apply them to specific topics. This is also an opportunity for you to write a significant research paper on a PPE-related topic you choose. In the first part of the semester, we’ll discuss readings on core PPE topics. In the second part, students will present work in progress and get feedback from their peers. Each student will be assigned a time slot to present a chunk of their research paper, or talk about a book chapter or article that is central to their paper. Final papers will be submitted on the last day of class.

Prerequisite: PHIL/POLI/ECON 384.

Department permission is required for enrollment (please contact rebecca1@unc.edu for enrollment assistance). Course is for senior PPE minors who have taken the 384 Gateway course and have taken (or are taking) all other courses necessary to complete the PPE minor. This course will meet half the semester at UNC, and half the semester at Duke.