Studying Capitalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Studying Capitalism

Spring 2021

Taught By: Frutuoso Santana

Section: A

CRN: 7100

Credits: 4

The course provides an introduction to the social scientific study of capitalism as the social and economic system of our time. Capitalism transforms human life and is transformed by human life. For anyone who lives in the early twenty first century and hopes to make sense of the world we live in, a basic understanding of the foundations, rhythms, tendencies and pathologies of this system is indispensable. Besides providing this basic understanding, the course will also provide an opportunity to explore themes of contemporary relevance in greater depth. For example, among other themes, the course may explore cultural aspects of work and labor under capitalism, and contrasting views of the historical causes of the crisis of 2007-08. By the end of the course, students engaging actively with the course material should have the conceptual tools to more closely analyze and scrutinize their own experiences and observations.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 8:00am - 9:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021