12 credits for 15 students. Coordinator: Robert Hinckley.
Here is a FIG for any student, especially those interested in the ways in which political and economic arrangements intersect in the United States and other contemporary societies.
91972 POLS 130 Intro to Comparative Politics 4 Cr. TuWThF 11:00-11:50 a.m. Hinckley, R.
This course provides an introduction to basic concepts in comparative political analysis and application of them to selected countries from diverse regions of the world. We will explore the formal political institutions in each country, as well as less formal aspects including political values and culture. We will also examine how society, economy, and globalization help shape domestic politics. Satisfies General Education XC requirement.
91973 ECON 120 The Modern Economy 3 Cr. TuTh at 12:30-1:45 p.m. Campbell, M.
The course considers the development of capitalism from its origins to the present day. Topics include the emergence of market economies, the industrial revolution, the Great Depression and the changing role of government. It concludes with present-day economics concerns, such as underdevelopment, globalization and the environmental crisis. Satisfies General Education SA requirement.
91974 COMP 101 Writing and Critical Thinking 4 Cr. MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 a.m. Mitchell, J.
Encourages development of writing, critical thinking and the use of information resources. Addresses how language permits communication, shapes thought and changes through time. Satisfies the General Education FW requirement.
91430 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 1 Cr. Tu 4-4:50 p.m. Mitchell, J.
A one-credit course meeting once a week and offering an excellent introduction to the College’s resources and how to succeed in the difficult transition from high school to college life and work. Integrated with the FIG’s theme.