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    Otterbein University
  Feb 19, 2018
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 3200 - Global Capitalism

Hours: 4
Today it is taken for granted that we live in a global economy: jobs and the standard of living in American are directly affected by economic developments elsewhere in the world and the benefits of global trade are disputed. Starting with the major regional economic systems in the world during the 13th century, this course explores how the modern global economy was created. Viewed from a global perspective, topics covered include how pre-industrial economies develop, how and why global trade networks grew, and the differential processes and impacts of industrialization in the 19th century. The course also focuses on processes of economic integration and disintegration in the 20th century, including the different policies and viewpoints of developed and developing nations to international trade and the impact of globalization on the environment and culture.