HTY 311: Research Seminar: History of Money

Instructor: Joshua Walton

Days/Times: Mon, 4:00-5:50pm

Course Number:  44361

Location: Stevens Hall 310

Description: Money is one of the central organizing structures governing human action and interaction, but where did this concept come from and how did it become so central to human interaction. In this writing-intensive research course we will examine the development of money in the context of systems of exchange, from barter systems, to the birth of coinage, the eventual development of paper money and new horizons such as crypto-currencies. Students will work within this framework to develop a research question and produce an intermediate length research paper integrating primary and secondary sources.