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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2012-13 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 935 - Wealth, Poverty, and Capitalism: An Honors Seminar


There is no denying the dynamism and wealth creating potential of capitalism and markets in the global economy. However, there are also consequences to global capitalism: corporate influences in our political system; financial booms and downturns that create prosperity for some and devastation for others; increasing income and wealth disparities that lead to social unrest within and among nations; depletion of natural resources and ecological degradation that constrain economic growth and threaten human health. This course will examine the social and economic implications of wealth, poverty, and capitalism and analyze the consequences and alternatives for achieving a more ethical and sustainable society.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 and 12 college-level creedits with a GPA of 3.2
General Education Elective(s): Behavioral Science

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