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Money and Society

Level: advanced
Jem Bendell, Matthew Slater

A free online course at Masters-level will enable you to understand the past, present and future role of money in society. 

Are you concerned with the banking system? Bemused or fascinated by bitcoin? Starting a local currency? Whereas most courses on money are intended for people with an economics background or banking future, this course is for people who are interested in understanding money from a social innovation perspective – it prepares the ground for answering how to create a better future by reshaping money and currency.

The course is therefore highly interdisciplinary, drawing upon anthropology, sociology, history and heterodox economics. It is designed by Professor Jem Bendell PhD (IFLAS) and Matthew Slater BD (Community Forge), with additional tutoring by Leander Bindewald MA (IFLAS). 

Typically 50 to 100 people complete the full 4 lessons over one month, and many then continue to interact in the Alumni Forum. Over 20 have progressed to attend the full certificate course in London.
 

The next offering of the MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) starts online on Feb 19th 2017 and runs for one month, with four lessons:
 
Lesson One: An introduction to money: functions, forms, and fallacies
Lesson Two: The history of money and its discontents
Lesson Three: The problems with mainstream monetary systems
Lesson Four: Alternatives
University: University of Cumbria
Platform: Institute for Leadership and Sustainability
Start: 17.02.2019
Recurrence: always
Language: English
Discipline: diverse, Finance, Economics
Attendance: free
Certificate: -
Workload per week: -
Tags bank history , currencies , economic history , historical process , history , monetary system , monetary theory , money

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This project is brought to you by the Network for Pluralist Economics (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.).  It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. Regular or one-off donations would be greatly appreciated.