ULEC

2230

Intro to Political Economy

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Political Economy

Spring 2023

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. Asynchronous online 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. Note: Lecture will be delivered online asynchronously with all discussion sections scheduled for in-person instruction on campus. 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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 175

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:20pm 8/16/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 10:15am - 11:30am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023

Intro to Political Economy

Fall 2022

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. Asynchronous online 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. Note: Lecture will be delivered online asynchronously with all discussion sections scheduled for in-person instruction on campus. 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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 150

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:20pm 8/16/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/18/2022