ECON 220 Spring 2013 American Economic History

This course examines the growth and development of the American economy from the colonial era to the modern period. The emphasis will be on the use of economic theory and quantitative evidence to address key questions in U.S. history. Topics may include some or all of the following: the development of colonial markets, the economic origins of the U.S. Constitution, immigration, agricultural innovation, industrialization, slavery, government regulation and policymaking, the Great Depression, the changing roles of women in the U.S. economy, post-World War II growth, and the place of the United States in the modern global economy. Comparisons will be made to European and non-European experiences when appropriate.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm, short problem sets, final, and a research paper
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Prerequisites: Economics 110 and Economics 120
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: POEC U.S. Political Economy + Public Policy Course
Enrollment Limit: 35
Expected Enrollment: 35
Class Number: 3421
ECON220-01(S) LEC American Economic History Division 2: Social Studies Steven E. Nafziger
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Griffin 7 3421
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