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Advent Semester--2017
Dec 16, 2017
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HIST 121 - Consumer Culture and Its Discontents, 17th - 20th Centuries
This course examines the development of a consumer culture from the seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries in Europe and around the globe. "Consumerism" is used to encompass a constellation of historical changes, including the shift from a mercantilistic to free market system of capitalistic exchange, the advent of mass production, and innovations in retailing and marketing. The course analyzes how the increasing organization of life around seemingly infinite flows and accumulations of commodities affected political, social and cultural life as well as individual behavior and value systems.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Examination, Lecture/Seminar, Non-Instructional Section Mgt, Course Offered Independently

Social Sciences Division
History Department

Course Attributes:
Managerial Track, G4

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Sophomore
      First-Year Student

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