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SS385 (Version: 2021 1) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS385 HISTORY OF ECONOMICS 2021 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course conducts a general study of the history of economics by examining specific economic thinkers and the economic development of the United States and its institutions placed within a historical context. Institutions influence our nation's economic system, culture, political process, conflict resolution mechanisms, financial systems, and labor/management boards to name a few. Due to changes in these institutions and our nation's laws over time as a product of historical events and periods, the economy differs in terms of efficiency, growth potential, and equity in allocating resources. The first course block examines, compares, and contrasts a variety of history's prominent economic thinkers and their philosophies from Adam Smith to modern economists. It explores how we think about economics in terms of historical context, theory, and the formation of various schools of economic thought. The second course block conducts an overview of the United States economy and its development through the historical context and lens of significant events and distinctive periods of American history starting with the colonies and ending with contemporary challenges facing the country. This block explores how the US government has taken deliberate steps to adjust the capitalist economic system. Included are examinations of efforts to promote economic growth, the causes and impacts of significant economic events, and steps taken to stabilize and reform the economies of nations following major military conflicts. A small part of the block is devoted to war financing. By examining these significant changes or turning points in our nation's history, cadets can better apply economic ideas to the events or periods to help understand the current relevance of the material.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Historical economic policy critique (1000 words); current event presentation; small group lesson presentation; small group exercises.

SS385 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS201 1979 1 1 Y
  SS251 1979 1 2 Y

SS385 (Version 2021-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED CRSE DIRECTOR DETAILS
2023 - 2 2 18 36 36 0 0 N LTC VIGNA Hours

2024 - 2 2 18 36 19 0 17 N LTC VIGNA Hours

2025 - 1 0 18 0 0 1 0 Y MAJ SAUL Hours

2025 - 2 2 18 36 5 0 31 N Hours

2026 - 1 1 18 18 0 0 18 N MAJ SAUL Hours

2026 - 2 2 18 36 0 0 36 N LTC VIGNA Hours


SS385 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS385 HISTORY OF ECONOMICS 2020 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course provides cadets with the tools and knowledge for analyzing the effectiveness of different economic systems and efforts to change them. The major course objectives include an examination of the following: the historical evolution of prominent economic philosophy and theory on the functioning of capitalist and non-capitalist systems; the methods of defining and evaluating economic systems in terms of the rules and the cultural, political, legal, financial, and labor institutions that comprise an economy; the methods of institutional and cultural change and the challenges they face in the transition to a market economy; and the paths less developed countries may pursue towards economic growth and development. At the end of the course students understand how differences among nations' economic systems might result in differences in their economic outcomes and how nations might go about changing their systems.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One critical book review (1250 words); small group in-class presentations; compensatory time provided.

SS385 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS201 1979 1 1 Y
  SS251 1979 1 2 Y

SS385 (Version: 2020 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS385 HISTORY OF ECONOMICS 2020 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course conducts a general study of the history of economics by examining specific economic thinkers and the economic development of the United States and its institutions. Institutions influence our nation's economic system, culture, political process, conflict resolution mechanisms, financial systems, and labor/management boards to name a few. Due to changes in these institutions and our nation's laws over time as a product of historical events and periods, the economy differs in terms of efficiency, growth potential, and equity in allocating resources. The first course block examines, compares, and contrasts a variety of history's prominent economic thinkers and their philosophies from Adam Smith to modern economists. It explores how we think about economics in terms of historical context and theory. The second course block conducts an overview of the United States economy and its development through the historical context and lens of significant events and distinctive periods of American history starting with the colonies and ending with contemporary challenges facing the country. This block explores how the US government has taken deliberate steps to adjust the capitalist economic system. Included are examinations of efforts to promote economic growth, the causes and impacts of significant economic events, and steps taken to stabilize and reform the economies of nations following major military conflicts. A small part of the block is devoted to war financing. By examining these significant changes or turning points in our nation's history, cadets can better apply economic models to the events or periods to help understand the current relevance of the material.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One critical book review (1250 words); small group in-class presentations; compensatory time provided.

SS385 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS201 1979 1 1 Y
  SS251 1979 1 2 Y

SS385 (Version: 2017 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS385 HISTORY OF ECONOMICS 2017 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course provides cadets with the tools and knowledge for analyzing the effectiveness of different economic systems and efforts to change them. The major course objectives include an examination of the following: the historical evolution of prominent economic philosophy and theory on the functioning of capitalist and non-capitalist systems; the methods of defining and evaluating economic systems in terms of the rules and the cultural, political, legal, financial, and labor institutions that comprise an economy; the methods of institutional and cultural change and the challenges they face in the transition to a market economy; and the paths less developed countries may pursue towards economic growth and development. At the end of the course students understand how differences among nations' economic systems might result in differences in their economic outcomes and how nations might go about changing their systems.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One critical book review (1250 words); small group in-class presentations; compensatory time provided.

SS385 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS201 1979 1 1 Y
  SS251 1979 1 2 Y

SS385 (Version: 2005 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS385 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS 2005 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course provides cadets with the tools and knowledge for analyzing the effectiveness of different economic systems and efforts to change them. The major course objectives include an examination of the following: the historical evolution of prominent economic philosophy and theory on the functioning of capitalist and non-capitalist systems; the methods of defining and evaluating economic systems in terms of the rules and the cultural, political, legal, financial, and labor institutions that comprise an economy; the methods of institutional and cultural change and the challenges they face in the transition from a command or traditional economy to a market economy; and the paths less developed countries may pursue towards economic development. At the end of the course students understand how differences among nations? economic systems might result in differences in their economic outcomes and how nations might go about changing their systems.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One critical book review (1250 words); small group in-class presentations; compensatory time provided.

SS385 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS201 1979 1 1 Y
  SS251 1979 1 2 Y

SS385 (Version: 1974 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS385 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTMS 1974 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course first examines the foundations of capitalist systems paying special attention to the founding fathers of capitalist thought and their major critics. The course then examines variations of capitalism in the United States, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, and selected emerging capitalist countries with emphasis on patterns of innovation and growth. The course then explores planned socialism in transition with an analysis of ongoing reforms in Russia, China, and Eastern Europe. The last section of the course examines issues of economic development with special emphasis on Latin America and Africa.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One critical book review (1250 words); small group in-class presentations; compensatory time provided.

SS385 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS201 1979 1 1 Y
  SS251 1979 1 2 Y