ECON 256 The Industrial Revolution
Content: Europe's transition from an agricultural to an industrial society in the 18th century. The roots of modern economic growth in preindustrial Europe, the contributions of science and technology, trade, government, and population. Consequences of industrialization for living standards, both long-run improvements and short-run hardships. Rise of European power abroad and colonial contributions to growth. Focus on the British Industrial Revolution.
Prerequisites: ECON 100.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Every third year, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.