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Kathleen Burke
Timothy Phillips (Acting)
Old Main, Room 136
Phone: 607-753-4109
Fax: 607-753-5983

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ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought

Introduction to key controversies within history of economic and social thought which provide the basis for ongoing debates on role of government, private enterprise and community within capitalist economies.

Topics include: historical overview of the rise of capitalism and the evolution of economic thought, classical liberalism and radical critiques; Great Depression and the New Deal; Neoliberalism and the modern global economy; poverty and income distribution, welfare reform, minimum wage, unemployment, class, race and gender inequality.

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code A = offered every semester
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.