2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

ECO 213 Political Economy

3 hours 

This course critically evaluates the capitalist economic system from contrasting theoretical perspectives. The successes and failures of capitalism will be critiqued and analyzed with emphasis on capitalism's effects on class, gender, race and the environment. The course explores topics such as economic crises, unemployment, poverty, exploitation, alienation, and economic democracy. Particular attention will be given to the works of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and modern political economists.




ENG 101, and ECO 101 or ECO 120 or ECO 125, and ECO 105