This option considers global distribution of people, goods, and money, both in the contemporary world and in deep historical time, examining feudalism, trade, imperialism, nationalism, and the socioeconomic impacts of globalization. Some of the themes on which it focuses include: motivations for and experiences of such human movement as migration, exploration, travel, slavery, diaspora, asylum, and exile; demographic change; poverty, wealth, and economic inequality; and political, social, and cultural incentives for and restrictions on circulation (censorship, translation, free trade, prize culture, protectionism, access, privilege, bias).
Courses for Spring 2023
Approved Courses in the Wealth and Inequality Pathway
Courses Outside the Liberal Arts
400 Level Courses With No Prerequisites
Majors should select 21 credits in the Option courses.
- 15 credits of these 21 will be in a single Option concentration (no more than 6 credits towards the Option completion are to be from courses in a single department).
- 6 credits of these 21 are from other Options.
- At least 12 credits must be taken at the 400 level or higher.