Aug 20, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1047 - The Politics of Equality and Inequality

Hours: 4
Equality is considered one of the basic elements necessary for democracy. Yet, especially since the recent “Great Recession” the United States has been marked by growing economic inequality. The richest 1% of Americans are increasingly wealthy and the remainder are relatively less wealthy than in the past. In this seminar we will discuss whether recent economic trends threaten democracy in the United States.