Daniel F. Jacoby
B CUSP 176
Provides intellectual frameworks for common concerns about globalization, competition, trade, transnational corporations, migration, and other contemporary questions. Emphasizes mastery of relevant data and the ability to connect data to analysis and argument. Offered: AWSp.
The overarching theme of the class is to consider the extent to which governments can control the economic fate of their citizens. Course covers the recent global economic collapse and the success and failures of nations. Time permitting, we'll also look at the importance of the black market around the world.
Student learning goals
To understand the debates about macroeconomic and international economic policy.
To consider what makes nations rich or poor.
Use economic accounts to make an argument.
General method of instruction
Class uses film, books and projects to explore key themes.
Class assignments and grading
Individual and group projects & essays.