UPDATED ON APRIL 14
March 9: Organizational Matters and Overview
March 16: Introduction: The Business of America (ONLINE ASSIGNMENT)

read:
from Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography (1791)
Declaration of Independence (rat. 1776)
Constitution of the United States (rat. 1787)
Andrew Carnegie, "The Gospel of Wealth" (1889) & "Business" (1916)

March 23: The Myth of Success and Corporate America (LIVE AT 3.15PM)

read:
first two chapters of Julie Levinson, The American Success Myth on Film (2012)

watch:
The Corporation (2003)

March 30: Entrepreneurship and the Creation of America (ONLINE ASSIGNMENT)

watch:
The Men Who Built America (2012)

Easter Break
April 27: Spotlight on the Non-Human (GROUP WORK ONLINE ASSIGNMENT)

watch:
introductory lecture
Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World (2010)
Wildorado (2019)

May 4: Spotlight on Slavery (ONLINE ASSIGNMENT)

read:
from Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (2014)
Samuel H. Williamson & Louis P. Cain, "Measuring the Value of a Slave" (2017)
primary sources
watch:
introductory lecture

May 11: African American Entrepreneurship (LIVE AT 5PM)

featuring Dr. Tracey Salisbury (California State University Bakersfield)

watch:
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)
maybe a reading (tba before the end of April)

May 18: The Business of Sports (LIVE AT 3.15PM)

read:
from Gerald R. Gems and Gertrud Pfister, Understanding American Sports (2009)
from Tony Collins, Sport in Capitalist Society: A Short History (2013)
David J. Leonard, "Jumping the Gun: Sporting Cultures and the Criminalization of Black Masculinity" (2010)

May 25: Corporate Interests and the Great Recession

watch:
Too Big To Fail (2011)
Margin Call (2011)

May 25: Jewish Entrepreneurs in Hollywood (LIVE AT 6pm)

Dr. James Forsher (retired academic; filmmaker)

June 8: The Future(s) of Food (LIVE)

read:
from Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft, Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food (2019)
watch:
a selection of clips (tba)

June 15: Consume Thyself (LIVE)

read:
Stephen King, "Survivor Type" (1982)
a secondary reading

June 22: Necropreneurship and Wrap-Up (LIVE)

read:
tba
watch:
Michael's talk at the (virtual) Anthropocenes: Reworking the Wound conference