HIS 171 - American Economic History
This course offers a topical approach to the economic growth and development of the United States. The course will discuss the roles of population, resources, and technologies, the colonial heritage, the evolution of the market system, and the development of agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and the capital market. Business institutions, labor, and the role of government will also be considered. The relation of the growth of the US economy to international developments will also be discussed.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify the major periods in the economic history of the United States.
2. Describe the roles of population, resources, and technologies in the historical development of the American economy.
3. Identify some of the major themes in the histories of American business and labor, and the relation of government to each.
4. Explain the relations between the development of the American economy and major international developments.
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