The Evergreen State College:
Neoliberalism in the Neighborhood
Consider how much has changed since the 1970s... Epochal economic restructuring has resulted in massive growth in inequality, increases in corporate power, acceleration of climate change, etc. It's the economics of the 1%, & the term “neoliberalism” is used to describe the package of economic policies, political priorities, and ideas that legitimize these changes. We see it in how the structure of the world around us has changed, and we can examine and research these changes right in our own neighborhoods. This class offers an introduction to the political economy of our times and a chance to research key aspects of neoliberalism and resistance to it in our communities.
This course has various credit options; you can take it for 4, 8, 12 or 16 credits. Students taking the course for more than 4 credits will have the option of doing independent projects and readings related to deepening the learning of the course. For the 8 credit students we will set up weekly meetings based on your availability. 12 and 16 credit students will complete the additional work over the full summer session. If you are absolutely unable to meet at the listed hours, but are still interested in the class, email the course director.
Contact the course director to register: firstname.lastname@example.org