Cornell University

January 8 2014

American Capitalism "MOOC"

Hyman co-teaching one of Cornell's first massive open online courses

AmericanCapitalismMOOCILR Associate Professor Louis Hyman and Associate Professor Ed Baptist of Cornell's Department of History will launch "American Capitalism: A History" in a "MOOC" format this semester.

It will be one of Cornell's first tuition-free massive open online courses—otherwise referred to as MOOCs. Three others will also be launched this semester.

"American Capitalism" will cover:

  • Work (slavery, wage labor)
  • Business (entrepreneurship, the corporation)
  • Consumption (retail, shopping)
  • Finance (markets, institutions, power)

"American Capitalism: A History" begins March 17. MOOCs are open to the public; individuals can audit Cornell MOOCs offered this semester without commitment and still access lectures, assignments and tests.

Information on Cornell MOOCs and free registration is available at

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American Capitalism: A History