Nov 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECO 3312 - The History of Economic Thought

Credits: 4
There are many important traditions of thought within the discipline of economics and different theorists can look at the same economic events and interpret them differently. This course will focus on traditions of economic thought from western Europe and the US, from the time of the emergence of capitalist (or at least proto-capitalist) market economies to the present. We will read primary texts from as early as the 18th century and as late as the 21st century. We will also read recent scholarship that interprets, critiques, and/or explains connections among those primary texts. We will consider the context in which these economic theories were developed and the content of those theories. By considering multiple theories we will also, necessarily, develop ideas about the activity of theorizing.
Prerequisite(s): ECO 1203   or ECO 1204  
Fulfills: SOSC and H in LS Core.