Risk, Fortune, and Futurity

Term: 

Spring 2019

Level: 

Graduate

Exploration of interdisciplinary scholarship on risk, chance, and fortune. Begins with a survey of theoretical approaches to the field, then proceeds chronologically to explore the emergence of risk and its impacts on human life in multiple arenas including economics, politics, culture, environment, science, and technology from the 16th century to the present. Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor; consult department for details. 

(Co-taught with Prof. William Deringer)