RCSSCI 220 - Political Economy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
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(RCSSCI Gateway Course).

May not be repeated for credit.

The course explores human society from an interdisciplinary social scientific perspective anchored in political economic analysis. The primary focus is on modern capitalism, especially as it has developed in the United States. A wide range of social analyses is examined with an emphasis on contemporary contributions. Historical and theoretical points are considered in close relation to current affairs and to potential feasible alternatives to prevailing policies and institutions. Students are encouraged to explore their own interests and ideas as well as to develop their capacities for insightful social analysis. Written work consists of a take-home midterm, a final examination, and a term paper. The course provides extensive opportunities for discussion.

RCSSCI 220 - Political Economy
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001 (SEM)
1RC Ugrd
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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