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Economic History II

Course Code: ECON 1210
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Economics
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course will provide the student with an analysis of the economic development of Western Europe and North America from the industrial period to the present. A comparison will be made between economic systems under which man lives in the twentieth century.

Course Content

  1. Industrialization of Britain, France, Germany before 1945.
  2. International trade in the 19th Century.
  3. The staple approach to North American economic history.
  4. The effects of British policy upon economic growth.
  5. Interregional trade before the Civil War (U.S.).
  6. Science, technology and early modern industry.
  7. Economic consequences of European overseas expansion.
  8. The mechanization of industry.
  9. Establishing the Capitalist system.
  10. Finance capitalism:  the revolution in investment and business organization.
  11. Canada-U.S. economic relations and economic nationalism.

Methods of Instruction

Lecture and seminar.

Means of Assessment

Term Test(s)  30% - 70%
Assignments and/or Papers    0% - 30%
Final Exam  30% - 40%
Participation and/or Quizzes        0% - 10%
Total          100%


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. analyze the economic development of Western Europe in contrast to the development of North America – Canada, in particular;
  2. evaluate the regional economic influences in the overall context of industrial growth in North America;
  3. compare growth in Canada as a part of the British Empire and as an independent nation;
  4. compare the economic development of different countries and the social, political and economic systems that evolved.

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


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