JK17009Research 1~3-Seminar (SEG)(Lecture)

Numbering Code G-LET36 6JK17 LE36 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type special lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Fri.5
Instructor name IVINGS,Steven (Graduate School of Economics Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course aims to provide students with the overview of economic and business history from global perspectives. It covers a broad range of topics, geographical areas, and time periods from the beginning of human history, the emergence of early and modern capitalism, the Industrial Revolution, and post-WWII economic growth to the transformation of the global economy from the 1980s. Students who specialize in economic history or business history are highly recommended to take this course, including those who have taken an economic and/or business history course at other institutions or those who have taken similar courses at Kyoto University only in Japanese, since this course will be conducted solely in English (including lecture, discussion, and assignments). The course is also highly recommended to students who do not specialize in business or economic history but want to deepen their understanding of business and the global economy.
Course Goals This course aims to foster an understanding of historical changes in business and economy. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to gain ability to:
-explain the transformation of the global economy, the impacts of economic changes on various parts of the world, and the role of business in history.
-identify and analyze key scholarly discussion in the fields of economic and business history.
Schedule and Contents 1. Introduction: What is economic history?
2. Early Capitalism, Great Divergence,
3. Industrial Revolution
4. Globalization and Imperialism
5. 19th Century Europe
6. The US & Latin America
7. 19th Century Asia
8. Japan: Asia’s first industrial Revolution
9. The Great Wars and Disintegration Part I: World
10.The Great Wars and Disintegration Part I: East Asia
11. “Golden Age” of Economic Growth: Part I World
12. “Golden Age” of Economic Growth: Part II Japan and “Asian Tigers”
13. “Great Convergence”: World economy after 1980s
14. East Asia in the globalized world
15. Feedback Session
Evaluation Methods and Policy Attendance, active participation, and other in-class activities 50%; Final paper 50%
Course Requirements No prerequisite knowledge or skill required.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to read all the reading assignments and prepare for class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References To be announced in class
References, etc. To be announced in class
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