United States Economic History

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Course No: ECON.3250-031; SIS Class Nbr: 8253

Course Description

The evolution of institutions and their functions, and sources of economic development. The contributions of railroads, agricultural population growth, immigration, capital formation and technological progress to economic development. Other areas addressed: rapid industrialization and antitrust laws; evolution of financial institutions, the creation of the Federal Reserve System, crash of 1929, the depression of the 1930s, the New Deal and various banking acts, the labor movement, the growth of international trade.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: ECON 2010 or ECON 2020 pre-req
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: P: ECON.2010 or ECON.2020
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Carol McDonough
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2017: Jan 17 to Apr 29
  • Chat Hours: Mon 6-7pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1125
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

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Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts

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