Saturday, December 12, 2015

Economics in Historical Perspectives Syllabus

Stack of books for the course

I have been fortunate enough to be given the privilege to teach a 300-level course in the Spring. The course, Economics in Historical Perspectives, takes students from the Paleolithic era up to the present day exploring economic history, history of economic thought, and historiography.

The course is designed through the lens of my politics (left anarchist, what have you), and the readings reflect that. Because of this I urge you (and my students) to be critical of the readings contained within. You should consider who you're reading, their historical context, their motivations, their social status. This approach to scholarship, probably above all else, is what I hope for my students to get out of the class.

For your approval (or disgust, whatever), I give you the course syllabus and the recommended additional readings.

2 comments:

  1. I weep for the students who will be forced to endure having marxist dogma hurld at them

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    1. 1) lol at getting banned
      2) I must have told you a thousand times, I'm not a Marxist. Either way, I don't think anyone who is anti-Marxist would feel particularly assailed by my class.
      3) Have you checked out the syllabus?

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