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|HIS 113KC - The City & the Workplace: LC: Work and Wealth: History and Literature of the Rise of Big Business|
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.
Course Description: How has work in America produced the rise of big business and great wealth? This learning community will begin with Alexander Hamilton's plans to link the new nation to the interests of affluent, and then trace the development of America's major businesses through the 20th century. Students will use literary readings in ENG 120KC to gain insight into how American society valued achieving wealth through work, and the moral and ethical choices that acquiring wealth can present to individuals.