Social Thought and Political Economy

Social Thought and Political Economy

The Social Thought and Political Economy Program (STPEC) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that encourages students to engage in a critical examination of society and to develop their own capacities for critical reading, writing, and thinking. STPEC students cross disciplinary lines to confront fundamental questions often ignored or neglected by traditional academic thought. 

STPEC courses may deal with issues such as freedom and the state, structural inequality in the economy, work and work relations, the relationship of Western to non-Western cultures, the interrelationship of racism, sexism, and class oppression, the psychodynamics of politics, and theories of social change.

Social Thought and Political Economy

301 Machmer Hall
240 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-0043

 

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