US Economic HistoryLocation: HPR W 117 (Hper West)
economics as a social science
A look at the interconnectedness between the well-being of society and economic theory and economic policy. We will begin with a very brief introduction of how we came to be where and who we are today—agents acting within an essentially globalized capitalist system—and then focus on depth and breadth of the interconnections between the social and economic features and outcomes of that world-wide system. Class discussion and current media source material are integral class attributes. It is intended that our brief overview of the current social and economic outcomes engendered by today’s governing capitalist institutions will provide students with a solid background for critically thinking about our economic system and its future.