Capitalism and Socialism (YR)

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/17
Credits: 1

Course Description

This course is the 1st half of a year-long seminar. Through a series of readings (both book excerpts and articles), students will learn about the defining elements of capitalism versus socialism as economic systems — both capitalism and socialism in theory, and the two systems in actual historical realization. The course will then discuss the compatibility of capitalism and socialism with alternative political systems (e.g. representative democracy versus autocracy and dictatorship), and conclude with a focus on the role of laws and regulations and the rule of law more generally in each system.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write a short analytical paper at the conclusion of each semester and this paper (due via EXPO, deadline to be announced), along with class participation, will be the basis for each semester’s grade.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: Students in this course will receive 1 credit at the conclusion of the Fall term (on a CR/NC grading basis), and 1 credit at the conclusion of the Spring term on a letter-graded basis.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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