History
 

American Capitalism: Politics and the Economy in Modern American History

American Capitalism: Politics and the Economy in Modern American History
Examines how economic thought has been translated into economic policy in the United States during the twentieth century.
HIST
398
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining HIST 398
Course Outcomes: 

Knowledge of 20th-c. economic theories

Gain knowledge of the most influential economic theories of the twentieth century; learn how those theories shaped policy and history more broadly.

Knowledge of economic institutions

Become familiar with important economic institutions (such as the Federal Reserve, World Bank and IMF, the Treasury Department, etc.) and be able to describe their functions and influence in the economy (past and present).

Historiography of economic policy

Locate current economic policy debates within their historical currents.

Historical writing

Learn to integrate data into coherent arguments expressed in well-written papers and discussion.