Income and wealth inequality from the Stone Age to the present (CLASSICS 12N)

HISTORY
12N
Instructors
Scheidel, W. (PI)
Section Number
1
Rising inequality is a defining feature of our time. How long has economic inequality existed, and when, how and why has the gap between haves and have-nots widened or narrowed over the course of history? This seminar takes a very long-term view of these questions. It is designed to help you appreciate dynamics and complexities that are often obscured by partisan controversies and short-term perspectives, and to provide solid historical background for a better understanding of a growing societal concern.
Grading
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements
WAY-SI
Units
4
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Foundations
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
9:45 AM
End Time
11:15 AM
Location
260-002