U of R LDST 390 - Syllabus (12 pages)

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Ldst 390 - St:Studies In Ethcs Postn Thry
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LDST 390 04 ECON 260 02 SPRING 2012 SEMINAR ON ECONOMIC THOUGHT POLITICAL JUSTICE JEPSON SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND INSTRUCTOR Mr Christopher Martin CONTACT INFORMATION Email preferred cmartin6 richmond edu Voice 703 261 4898 CLASS LOCATION Jepson Hall Room 108 CLASS WEBSITE http www christopherecon org Navigate to the Teaching section and then choose the 2012 Spring History of Economic Thought area The updated assignment list is under the first bold heading Probably easiest to bookmark that page for easy access MEETING TIMES Class Time T 3 00 5 45 First Class Tuesday January 10th Last Class Tuesday April 17th PAPERS DUE Friday April 20th 5 PM via email PDF FINAL EXAM Friday April 27 7 10 PM regular room 1 OFFICE OFFICE HOURS By appointment though I also keep W 1 30 3 00 open Please email me at least 24 hours in advance excluding weekends WEATHER AND DISASTERS I ll go by the university s decision to cancel class in case of weather or other emergencies You can call 804 289 8760 to check if UR classes are being held COURSE OBJECTIVE In this seminar we will take a great books and discussion based approach to the early history of economic thought ranging from Aristotle and the Bible to John Stuart Mill on the eve of the Marginal Revolution in the middle nineteenth century Through the lens of these classic texts we ll trace how economic understanding has illuminated and sometimes obscured questions of justice and the the proper policy response to economic problems Because of the early date of the texts the course makes no claim to giving the state of the art of economic understanding on any given issue although many of the basic principles are applicable and will help economics and business majors to some extent The more important goal is to accustom you as future leaders and citizens to thinking rigorously about economic 1 You can consult the university exam schedule policies for spring 2012 here http registrar richmond edu common PDF 6 7 20Exam



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