Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Phone: +1 (212) 220-1229
Dr. Sangeeta Bishop is the Chairperson of the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice at BMCC/CUNY. She is an Associate Professor of Economics. Her areas of expertise are econometrics and applied microeconomics. She has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Dr. Bishop’s dissertation was awarded the Young Economist Essay Award by European Association for Research in Industrial Economics.
She has over 20 years of teaching experience and involvement with student advisement and curriculum review. She is interested in collaborative learning and has managed a grant exploring the role of arts and humanities on BMCC students. She is one of the steering committee members for BMCC’s Strategic Plan, member of BMCC’s Middle States Steering Committee and co-chair of Standard II: Ethics and Integrity for Middle States Standards Working Groups.
She is also the chair of BMCC’s Academic Senate
Industrial Organization, Feminist Economics, Economic History, Applied Microeconomics
- This course is intended primarily for those students who intend to pursue professional careers in fields such as economics, finance, management, and administration. It is also open to highly motivated students in other areas. Topics include: national income and national product; saving, consumption, investment, the multiplier theory, fiscal policy, inflation, employment and business cycles. The student will also be acquainted with money, banking, and central bank monetary policies, as well as some of the more significant theories of international trade and economic development.
- This course is an introduction to the topics of microeconomics, which include market supply and demand, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, externalities, public goods, and income distribution. Students will learn ways to analyze the basic economic activities of consumption and production, and how to evaluate the allocation of resources and products achieved through markets. The role of government policy in addressing markets failures will be emphasized throughout the course, with special focus on contemporary economic problems.
- Feminist economics critically analyzes both economic theory and economic life through the lens of gender, and advocates various forms of feminist economic transformation. The objective is to retain and improve economic analysis by ridding the discipline of the biases created by the centrality of distinctively masculine concerns. We will look at feminist critiques of, and alternatives to, mainstream economics methodology and view and "economic man" the firm, and the economy itself. Other themes in the course will be racial-ethnic, class, and country differences among women.
Prerequisite: ECO 201 or ECO 202