By exploring Adam Smith's An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), this course will evaluate Smith's leading theories regarding the economy, government, and society and will test these theories against our contemporary understandings. The course will engage such questions as, What is wealth? What is an empire? What are the proper functions of government?
4 credits
Lower Division
The Capacities | Written Communication
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | Great Books, Modern Ideas, Western Perspectives