Economics 170-63194 - Economic History of the United States - Gustavo Jimenez
|Course:||Economic History of the United States|
Welcome! My name is Professor Jimenez and this class for the Fall 2022 session will be an ONLINE LIVE course with meeting dates on Mondays/Wednesdays from 12:30-1:50 pm. The Zoom Link for the course will be posted on the Home Page on Canvas and will also be emailed the before the first class meeting.
This course surveys the economic development of the U.S. emphasizing a topical approach, including the development of business cycles, trade, banks in the new nation; manufacturing, tariffs, slavery, big business, labor, government regulation, and deregulation leading to a modern industrial nation. The economy of any given nation impacts more than the financial nature of its society, it also reveals how people lived. Economics, because it is such a large part of society, influences the key cultural and social characteristics of a people and nation. Everything from literature and art to politics and religion is shaped by economic forces. This class will examine how economic forces have shaped U.S. social and cultural institutions.
What to Expect in this Course
This course is a 16-week regular semester class. You will be required to read a class textbook with specific chapters outlined in the class reading guide. In addition, you will also have 4-6 assignments throughout the 16-week session. In addition, there will be 4 quizzes exams and a class project that you will also be responsible.
Types of Assessments
All assignments, discussions, quizzes, and the class project will be submitted and/or taken on Canvas. In addition, as an ONLINE-LIVE class, attendance will be taken at every class meeting.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Book is available at the COC Bookstore, but can also be purchased/rented online. If you are having issues with the cost of the book, I recommend renting the textbook or purchasing it online. You can purchase earlier editions, as they are usually less expensive. If you need other options, please do not hesitate to contact me.
History of the American Economy 13th Edition, by Walton/Rockoff (Earlier editions acceptable; also available as an e-textbook or to rent)
Other Relevant Course Information
Class assignments, exams, and class project will focus on the following:
- Evaluate the economic developments of the colonial period by identifying, comparing and contrasting mercantilism and bullionism, and the empires established by the Netherlands, Spain, England, and France.
- Analyze the economic developments of the antebellum era, including the market economy, King Cotton, textile mills, transportation, and slavery.
- Assess the role of labor, technology, and immigration in the country’s industrialization.
- Discern the causes and results of the Great Depression.
- Explain the causes and results of post-war economic cycles, economic racism, and suburbanization.
In addition to U.S. economic historical objectives outline above, as an economic course, we will also focus on key economic concepts discuss throughout the course.
- What Economics Is All About?: Scarcity, Opportunity Cost, Resources, etc…
- Economic Models: PPF (production possibility frontier), Demand and Supply, Consumer/Producer, etc…
- Economic Data: GDP (gross domestic product), Labor Force, CPI (consumer price index)
- Economic Policies: Fiscal, Monetary, Federal Reserve Bank
- Economic Theories: Mercantilism, Marxian, Supply Side, Keynesian
- Industrial Organizations: Monopolies, Economies of scale, Oligopolies, Cartels
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