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POLECON 100 Classical Theories of Political Economy

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    May 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is essentially focusing on philosophical and economical scholars that helped shaped certain ideologies and theories during their time to modern day, which can be seen through the daily impacts in our generation today. By learning chronologically some of the most important and acclaimed thinkers of the past, this class also compares and contrasts ideas, views, and beliefs by analyzing and interpreting their arguments and how it has shaped society today as a whole.

    Course highlights:

    As an economics major, it's interesting to learn where certain ideologies come from and how it impacts our capitalistic system and different perspectives on whether or not it makes or breaks our economy today. Rather than focusing on each scholar one by one, this course teaches us to find similarities and disagreements that differentiate each thinker on their fixated views on the market, society, and their contribution to political economics as a whole.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    The reading material for this course can be very dense and hard to read, so the best thing to do is really collaborate with classmates to facilitate a discussion on what each scholar is saying. The lectures for this class was very beneficial in a sense that it really helped walk through what each thinker was saying and why it was important by breaking down the certain jargon or terms in their writings.

    • Spring 2017
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    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Meetings Outside of Class

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