Oct 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECO 293 - 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.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Social Responsibility.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 12 college level credits with a GPA of at least 3.2 and completion of ENG 101; or bypermission of Honors Director.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

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