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December 6, 2021

What do we mean when we talk about capital and capitalism, and what is the relationship between capitalism and inequality (C & I)? What aspects of our current social, economic, and political systems are increasing the gap between the haves and the have-nots, the one percent and the rest, and what solutions have been proposed to mitigate these forces? This writing-intensive course on C & I is motivated by these questions. Using a variety of genres–from an “academic minute” to reviews of contemporary film–students will write and edit regularly outside of class, and present their work in a workshop format to seminar participants. Whether your goal is to work in academia, government, the non-governmental sector, or the world of business, the ability to write and edit in multiple genres is an essential tool. This class will refine your skills as both a writer as well as a critical but empathetic editor, and allow you to use abstract theories about capitalism to make sense of our contemporary world.

A Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing with Sunila S. Kale

Course Number: JSIS 498B

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