HIST 3081

HIST 3081

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course examines the intertwined histories of capitalism and democracy from the 1870s to the present day. We will explore how modern capitalism became a global force at the same time as democratic ideas and practices struggled to establish themselves. In doing so we will grapple with key questions of history, political economy, and ethics. Do economic crises tend to weaken democracy? Is stability or crisis the norm? Can mass politics ever control the international monetary and financial system? Are our political systems and societies fatally dependent on ever-increasing growth? Is there any reason to think they can handle challenges such as increasing inequality and drastic climate change? We will look for answers to these questions by studying key moments in the history of global capitalism and democracy.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Subfield (HNU) (HEU)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17104HIST 3081  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • History of Capitalism Minor Core Course (HIST 1540 or HIST 3081).

  • 19361HIST 3081  DIS 201

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person

  • 19362HIST 3081  DIS 202

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person

  • 19363HIST 3081  DIS 203

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person

  • 19364HIST 3081  DIS 204

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person

  • 19365HIST 3081  DIS 205

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person