ANTH 103. Introduction to Anthropology 1.0 course credit
A broad introduction to the anthropological study of human diversity. It will familiarize students with central concepts of cultural anthropology. The course also introduces examples of different cultures.
ECON 200. Principles of Economics 1.0 course credit
Basic principles and processes in micro- and macro-economics are surveyed; production, market structures, consumption patterns, role of competition and prices; determinants of national income, employment, inflation, and exchange values and role of monetary and fiscal policy.
POLS 208. Understanding Capitalism 1.0 course credit
Over the last 500 years, capitalism has been both a tremendous engine of growth and a recurrent source of crisis. In this course, we examine the forms capitalism has taken throughout history, and the reasons it has evolved as it has. We will seek to understand how it has shaped and been shaped by political systems. We will talk about what capitalism might look like going forward, as global economic and political systems change in response to the events of the 21st century.
POLS 200. Introduction to Comparative Politics 1.0 course credit
Examines diverse forms of national politics, including industrialized democracies, communist regimes, and developing nations. Also examines the basic conceptual and methodological tools of comparative political inquiry.
POLS 270. Introduction to International Relations 1.0 course credit
A study of global and regional relationships, including state and non-state actors. Explores the influence of nationalism, economic rivalry, power politics, and international organizations on global behavior. Also explores the nature and causes of war.