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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17104HIST 3081  LEC 001

    • MWSibley Hall 235
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    History of Capitalism Minor Core Course (HIST 1540 or HIST 3081).
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 19361HIST 3081  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 19362HIST 3081  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 19363HIST 3081  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 19364HIST 3081  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 19365HIST 3081  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20451HIST 3081  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    History of Capitalism Minor Core Course (HIST 1540 or HIST 3081).

  • 20450HIST 3081  DIS 206

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20452HIST 3081  DIS 207

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20453HIST 3081  DIS 208

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20454HIST 3081  DIS 209

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20455HIST 3081  DIS 210

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mulder, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online