Homo Economicus Meets Homo Religiosus: a Collaborative Undergraduate Course in Economics and Religion
Kathryn D. Blanchard
affiliation not provided to SSRN
September 30, 2011
The authors describe an interdisciplinary undergraduate course exploring multiple intersections of economics and religion, using a variety of textual sources, exercises, and teaching methods from both fields. They conclude that such a course can be valuable for both majors and non-majors, although for different reasons. Economics majors may gain a greater awareness of the philosophical underpinnings and ethical implications of their social science, while non-economists may gain an appreciation for the many ways in which the economic way of thinking affects and can be applied to aspects of their everyday lives.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
JEL Classification: A12, A22working papers series
Date posted: October 4, 2011
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