Jul 15, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25
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AAS 2200 - Introduction to Black Political Economy

Exploration of theories or political policies and economic processes, their interrelations, and their influence on the socioeconomic character of the black community.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe the concept of political economy.
  • Students will be able to use information from source(s) with enough interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive analysis of political economy’s relevance to public policy areas such as housing, education, and welfare.
  • Students will be able to systematically and methodically analyze assumptions and carefully evaluate political economy’s relevance to Black political engagement.
  • Students will be able to explain the historical role of race in structuring the political economy of the United States.
  • Students will be able to state a specific position for how race influences the present distribution of economic resources in the US, as well as its potential limitations.
  • Students will be able to critically state conclusions about the relevance of political economy to understanding racial inequality.

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