Category Archives: Sample Questions and Answers

Historical Antecedents I- The Greeks, the Stoics, and the Renaissance

Death of General Wolf by Benjamin West (1770) Although, as we have previously seen, the ancient Greeks saw human nature as flawed and sometimes tragically blind and self-deluded, the Greeks also found much that was beautiful, wise, and inspiring in

Historical Antecedents II- Hegel, Marx, Rousseau and the Romantics

Hegel and Marx portraits Portrait of German philosopher George Wilhelm Friederich Hegel (top, 1770-1831) and Karl Marx, (1818-1883), German political philosopher, author of Das Kapital. © Bettmann/CORBIS This deeply ingrained Western belief in the forward movement of history became a

Contemporary Expressions- Child Study, Piaget, and Humanistic Psychology

Carl Rogers (1902-1987) Although this more optimistic current in Western thought has much shallower roots in Western thought than the Judeo-Christian view of human nature, its influence on contemporary fields of Human Development and Psychology has been pervasive and profound.

Contemporary International Theory

Week 1: Why Study IR Theory?   Themes What is theory? Why do we need theory? Why are there so many theories? What is the subject matter of international theory? These are key questions that we need to ponder on

CARL ROGERS 1902 – 1987 Biography

Carl Rogers was born January 8, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the fourth of six children.  His father was a successful civil engineer and his mother was a housewife and devout Christian.    His education started in

Effects of constitution Before the Revotution

Effects of constitution Before the Revotution

Financial Repression

  How Does Financial Repression Affect Economic Development

Central Bank intervention on Forex markets

Outline: -Overview of exch rate systems -Discussion of when the intervention is needed – i.e. fixed exchange rate systems – Discussion of the theory behind central bank intervention to defend the currency (with supply and demand diagrams) -Discussion of the

Economics of sub-Saharan Africa

Read chapter 7 of the Nnadozie textbook on how to measure poverty in developing countries in general and the case study of measuring poverty among South African farmworkers.

American Revolution?

How has “the American Revolution been put to wildly varying political ends”? What is the interest of the contemporary Tea Party in the American Revolution?