FYE 101 - Entrepreneurship, Sports, and Popular Culture
In “Sports: Economics and Impact,” James Freeman explores microeconomic concepts and analysis through the sports industry. In addition to studying economic concepts of demand, supply, markets, ticket pricing, taxation and equity, labor contracts, NCAA collegiate amateur sports, and public financing of sports stadiums and arenas, Freeman also covers gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality discrimination in employment and wages and social activism in sports.
In “Business and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century United States,” Kathryn Tomasek investigates historical examples of popular culture, entrepreneurship, and sensational news. The people studied include a millworker turned daredevil, a family of free African Americans before the U.S. Civil War, the founders of Wheaton Female Seminary, and newspaper editors.
First Year Experience