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HUMN561 - Society, Class and Wealth

 

This course builds upon the study of distinctive perspectives of the social sciences. Course topics include the development of modern political and social understanding as it relates to the impact of economic issues on societies. Readings for this course include: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality; Max Weber, The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism; Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations; Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Selected Works.

 

Prerequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Democracy in America - alternate sources available online at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/home.html (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources)
ISBN: 9780451528124
Publication Info: N/A
Author: Tocqueville, A
Unit Cost: $7.95
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Book Title: Leviathan - alternate sources available online at http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/hobbes/leviathan-contents.html
ISBN: 9780140431957
Publication Info: NY: Viking Penguin, 1982
Author: Hobbs, Thomas
Unit Cost: $13.40
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Book Title: The Muqaddimah -alternate sources available online at http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/ik/Muqaddimah (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9780691120546
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Author: Khaldun, I
Unit Cost: $33.00
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Book Title: The Second Treatise of Government - alternate sources available online at http://www.constitution.org/jl/2ndtreat.htm
ISBN: 9780023933004
Publication Info: Pearson
Author: Locke, J
Unit Cost: $13.60
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Book Title: A Discourse on Inequality (Penguin Classics) - Available free online at http://www.bartleby.com/34/3/
ISBN: 9780140444391
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Author: Rousseau, J
Unit Cost: $12.40
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Book Title: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Routledge Classics) - alternate sources available online at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/weber/toc.html
ISBN: 9780415254069
Publication Info: N/A
Author: Weber, M
Unit Cost: $27.35
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Book Title: The Wealth of Nations - alternate sources available online at http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN.html
ISBN: 9780553585971
Publication Info: http://www.econlib.org/library/Smith/smWN.html
Author: Smith, Adam
Unit Cost: $10.39
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Book Title: The Marx-Engels Reader - alternate sources available online at http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/cw/index.htm
ISBN: 9780393090406
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Author: Mark, K
Unit Cost: $37.66
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