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CULTURE AND ECONOMY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 110
Full UC Title: CULTURE AND ECONOMY 
Transcript Title: CULTURE & ECONOMY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines how cultural values, such as religious attitudes or ideas about the prestige or stigma of commerce, have influenced the development of capitalism in the west and in east and southeast Asia. The course examines in detail the relationship between culture and capitalism in order to understand how many cultural values we advocate reinforce the capitalist system, or conversely display ambivalence about it. The course is centered around a number of key elements of capitalism, such as the use of money, the sanctity of profit, and the legitimacy of selling one’s labor, expressing viewpoints that both support and oppose these elements. Then, in group analyses, students will follow up on these questions in order to come to their own understandings of the issues. As will be shown, capitalism is not simply about supply and demand or other purely economic issues. It is in fact encased in a dense web of moral ideas and values about what is just or unjust; acceptable or unacceptable; and legitimate or illegitimate. Assessment: Attendance and participation (5%), readings journal (5%), presentation (10%), two essays: (20% each), final exam (40%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CULTURE AND ECONOMY 
Partner University Department: Anthropology 
Partner University Course Number: ANT203E