Summer 2024 History S3116 section 001

HISTORY OF CAPITALISM

Call Number 10092
Day & Time
Location
MW 9:00am-1:00pm
652 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Carl Wennerlind
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Capitalism shapes every aspect of our daily lives. Thinkers on both the left and the right of the political spectrum agree that capitalism structures our economic, social, and political relationships. Yet, there is little agreement as to the definition of capitalism and its normative implications. The definition and interpretation of capitalism differs across time and space, always evolving in response to challenges, crises, and contradictions. The aim of this course is to provide students with analytical tools to think critically and historically about the concept of capitalism. By studying how philosophers, economists, and political theorists have defined and described the concept of capitalism throughout its history (from the early seventeenth century to the present), students will be provided with a set of terminologies and analytical frameworks that enable them to interrogate the various dimensions of capitalism. The readings in the course are selected to illustrate the fact that capitalism has always been controversial. We will read texts authored by both proponents and critics of capitalism. We will explore how various canonical figures have thought about private property, markets, money, economic growth, injustice, inequality, alienation, and socialism.
Web Site Vergil
Subterm 05/20-06/28 (A)
Department Summer Session (SUMM)
Enrollment 9 students (15 max) as of 2:07PM Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Subject History
Number S3116
Section 001
Division Summer Session
Section key 20242HIST3116S001