Capitalism and the Global Market Society (ECN 250)

The Center supports the teaching of Economics 250: Capitalism and the Global Market Society. ECN 250 is offered one per calendar year; this year the course is offered during the fall semester. The course examines the development of the market system, current issues in capitalism, and the ethics of capitalism. Topics will include, but are not limited to, property rights, markets, government intervention in markets, international trade, the accumulation of wealth, the environment, poverty, peace, transition economies, markets and unethical business practices, and the economic prosperity of minorities. Students will leave the course with an understanding of the market system, how capitalism leads to efficiency, and the ethical dilemmas that face capitalistic societies. The course satisfies the "Human Institutions and Behaviors" university studies requirement and is also listed in the "Foundations of Systems Thinking" transdisciplinary cluster.