Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
In this class students will learn to analyze claims about the material and social worlds through formulation and testing of new questions and hypotheses based on observation and experience.
In this class students will learn to reflect upon and evaluate human conduct and character, consider the ethical components of individual and collective behaviors, and engage in the articulation of ethical questions and moral deliberation.
A liberal arts perspective on commerce, or business, as a part of modern American (and global) culture.
This course will take second year students into a deeper dive into the Engagements, both in exposure to new ideas and through practice. The course will also provide pedagogical strategies for serving as UTAs. Goals include teaching students how to effectively lead discussions, formulate open but focused questions, & help first year Engagement students make connections. Students must have completed EGMT 1510,1520,1530&1540.
Theories and cases studies concerning social, cultural and historical aspects of business, trade, finance, organizations, property systems, regulation and work. How are economic institutions and systems of exchange shaped by social and cultural contexts that they affect in turn? What alternative ways of organizing commerce are suggested by world comparative and historical study?
The course analyzes our global cultural condition from a dual historical perspective and follows a development stretching over the last 60 years, beginning with the period just after WW II and continuing to the present day. Of central concern will be the varieties of cultural expression across regions of the world and their relation to a rapidly changing social history, drawing upon events that occur during the semester.