RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Section: 008 Corporations and Communities
Term: WN 2019
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Can communities redefine corporations? How do corporations shape everyday life? To whom are they responsible? This course examines the relationship between commerce, society, and culture through a diverse set of case studies that are rooted in both global and local histories. Students will learn about family firms in Italy, transnational mining companies in Indonesia and South Africa, nations acting as commercial enterprises, and the rise of “corporate social responsibility” culture. The goal of this course is not to define the relationship between corporations and communities as singular or obvious, but rather, to draw out the variety of factors—economic, historical, social, and cultural—that shape commercial interactions, institutional cultures, and claims about market ethics and social responsibility.

This course aims to engage students with a wide range of interests. It is designed to help students develop a set of tools for analyzing and understanding social, cultural, and historical phenomena. Each of the assignments emphasizes active learning and creative engagement with course materials. Students will be encouraged to engage in research projects and other activities that help to connect our classroom discussions to experiences in the world.

RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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31605
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MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
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23109
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12
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
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28316
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3
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
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24023
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4
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
006 (SEM)
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28932
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
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29146
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3
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 10:00PM
008 (SEM)
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29294
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2
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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