History of Capitalism Minor

Requirements for the Interdisciplinary Minor in the History of Capitalism

Separate application available

Capitalism has delivered unrivaled prosperity, but with many social costs. Understanding capitalism’s past is essential to understanding our world today—as well as tomorrow. How has it been defined? How has it developed at different times and in different parts of the world? Students undertaking the minor will be exposed to many different perspectives on capitalism, enabling them to critically reflect on economic institutions and ideas, as well as understand how our global economy has come to be.

The minor is designed to provide students with the basic vocabulary of economics and business, but to deepen it with a longer, critical perspective on the development of capitalism. “Capitalism” has had many different meanings over time and students in the minor will also learn how its meanings have changed across time and how they continue to differ across place.

  • 5 approved courses in History, ILR, Econ and other units. Students may request the inclusion of non-approved courses.
  • All five courses must be taken for letter grades, with a grade of C or better, and either 3 or 4 credits each.
  • 1 course must be HIST 1540 - American Capitalism/AMST 1540/ILRLR 1845
  • 1 course in Economics or Business (from an approved list)
  • 3 historical courses (from an approved list)

Note: AP, Transfer, and Study Abroad courses are not eligible.

Please see the list of approved courses for more information

 

For more information email Professor Lawrence Glickman