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HIST 345. American Economic

Credits: 3
Department: History
Description: Colonial times to present; transformation from an agricultural to an industrial economy.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, analyze causes of economic growth and why growth fluctuates or varies over time.
2. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, distinguish regional differences within the nation in terms of major industries, cultural, religious and other social characteristics, and political ramifications of those differences.
3. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, appraise the economic causes and consequences of major events such as the Revolutionary War, Louisiana Purchase, War of 1812, Civil War, WW1, New Deal, WW2, VietNam War, and other major political and social phenomena.
4. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, evaluate the nation's progression from a land intensive agrarian economy to a capital intensification manufacturing economy to a knowledge intensive service economy and the impact of this progression on social structures and governmental policies.
5. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, measure and criticize fluctuations in output (Gross Domestic Product), unemployment, and prices.






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