The interaction of economic thought, economic policy, and political ideology from mercantilism to the present day. The works of Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, Marx, Marshall, Keynes, and the post-Keynesians are discussed in the context of the economic problems of their times. Satisfies GE Area D5 (Contemporary International Perspectives). Prerequisites: ECON 204, 205.
This section of ECON 426 has been approved as a writing-intensive curriculum courses that may be substituted for the WEPT. Completion of this class with a grade of C or better satisfies the University WEPT requirement.