Finance, the Stock Market, and the History of Economic Thought|
This class has two main purposes: first, to introduce students to the subject of finance--especially the stock market--and, second, to explore the connections between finance and the humanities, especially literature, as a means of understanding the crucial role of finance in society. Readings, class discussions set up as structured debates, news articles, video clips, guest speakers, and a group project will together reinforce the students' growing knowledge of this subject.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
B. Mark Smith, A HISTORY OF THE GLOBAL STOCK MARKET FROM ANCIENT ROME TO SILICON VALLEY (The University of Chicago UP).
Mihir Desai, THE WISDOM OF FINANCE: DISCOVERING HUMANITY IN THE WORLD OF RISK AND RETURN (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt).
Josef de la Vega, CONFUSION DE CONFUSIONES (Martino Fine Books).
Leo Tolstoy, HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED? (Penguin).
Stanley Brue and Randy Grant, THE EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (Cengage).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Detailed reading notes every week, a news article every week, and a group project.
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|Instructor(s): Miller,Cecilia Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: RUSSMILLET; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 3||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 3|
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