Money Makes the World Go Around
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Introduces the cultural worlds of exchange and consumption by focusing on how and why people acquire things ranging from so-called "basic necessities" to more discretionary items like Lamborghini cars, Chanel suits and high-end coffee. The course begins by covering foundational ideas of money, markets and reciprocity, before considering the social and cultural importance of material acquisition (whether products or services) in both local and international settings.