ULEC

2230

Intro to Political Economy

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Political Economy

Spring 2021

Taught By: Clara Mattei

Section: L

CRN: 9670

Credits: 0

This course offers a critical introduction to the central ideas used by Political Economists to understand the structure, social meaning, and historical development of capitalist economies. Lectures draw on competing traditions in Political Economy to provide a critical appreciation of the defining socio-economic relationships of capitalism, including wages, productivity, profits, inequality, prices, entrepreneurship, markets, capitalism, growth, crises, recessions, socialism, etc. While these discussions necessarily involve economic theory, the overall emphasis is on how an analytically diverse understanding of these relationships can open up unique, critical perspectives into the problems of contemporary capitalism. The course will thus prepare students for well-grounded, critical engagement with debates about income distribution, financial crises and recessions, fiscal austerity, globalization, the role of finance in contemporary economies, and on the long-term future of capitalism. The course will also introduce students to current discussions on the usefulness and limitations of contemporary Economics.

This course satisfies the economics requirements for Lang Economics and the Parsons BBA degree. It is also a requirement for the Capitalism Studies minor.
Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.
Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.
[This ULEC is in category 2, Introductions to Social Research.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 168

Add/Drop Deadline: February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 12:56pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 10:15am - 11:30am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021

Intro to Political Economy

Fall 2020

Taught By: Paulo dos Santos

Section: L

CRN: 5403

Credits: 0

This course offers a critical introduction to the central ideas used by Political Economists to understand the structure, social meaning, and historical development of capitalist economies. Lectures draw on competing traditions in Political Economy to provide a critical appreciation of the defining socio-economic relationships of capitalism, including wages, productivity, profits, inequality, prices, entrepreneurship, markets, capitalism, growth, crises, recessions, socialism, etc. While these discussions necessarily involve economic theory, the overall emphasis is on how an analytically diverse understanding of these relationships can open up unique, critical perspectives into the problems of contemporary capitalism. The course will thus prepare students for well-grounded, critical engagement with debates about income distribution, financial crises and recessions, fiscal austerity, globalization, the role of finance in contemporary economies, and on the long-term future of capitalism. The course will also introduce students to current discussions on the usefulness and limitations of contemporary Economics.

This course satisfies the economics requirements for Lang Economics and the Parsons BBA degree. It is also a requirement for the Capitalism Studies minor.
Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.
[This ULEC is in category 2, Introductions to Social Research.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 122

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

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: 12:55pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 2:10pm - 3:25pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020