Sophomore Economics Tutorial: Topics in the History of Economic Thought|
This tutorial uses a topical approach to explore the history of economic thought. Over the eight-week period, we compare several competing analytic systems including the following: scholastic economics, mercantilism, physiocracy, classical economics, Marxism, neoclassical analysis, Keynesianism, monetarism, and the Austrian school. These approaches to economic analysis both reflect and illuminate the economic and social problems that constitute the Western experience of the past three centuries. Major readings draw from Mun, Smith, Hume, Ricardo, Malthus, Bentham, J. S. Mill, Marx, Jevons, Veblen, Keynes, Schumpeter, Hayek, Friedman, Tobin, and Sen. Throughout the course, we use contemporary articles to illustrate modern-day versions of the historical debates. The course material is designed to provide a fuller context for what you learn in politics, history, and social theory while also deepening your intuitive understanding of contemporary economic theory.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - 1st Trimester|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Diana Hacker, A Pocket Style Manual, 6th edition I use this book when I mark your essays.
You must own a copy so that I can refer to page numbers when I make suggestions for improved writing style.
McClowsky, Dierdra. Economical Writing, 2nd ed. (May 1999). We will read the whole book and make extensive use of the writing suggestions.
Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism, & Democracy. There is no on-line source and we will be reading substantial portions of this text.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly papers due at the beginning of each class meeting
|Instructor(s): Rayack,Wendy Times: .....F. 02:00PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC413; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
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