Power and Money

13 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.

95048 POLS 130 Intro to Comparative Politics 4 Cr. TuWThF 11:00-11:50am 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.

94046 ECON 120 The Modern Economy 3 Cr. TuTh at 12:30-1:45pm 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.

95068 COMP 101 Writing and Critical Thinking 4 Cr. MWF 10:00-10:50am plus 1 hour TBA 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.

94154 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Tu 9:30-10:45am Hinckley, R.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students' transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills.  In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.