HIST 398

American Capitalism: Politics and the Economy in Modern American History

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Examines how economic thought has been translated into economic policy in the United States during the twentieth century.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Knowledge of 20th-c. economic theories

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Knowledge of economic institutions

Learning Outcome

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).

Title

Historiography of economic policy

Learning Outcome

Locate current economic policy debates within their historical currents.

Title

Historical writing

Learning Outcome

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