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HIST363: Global Perspectives on Industrialization

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This course provides a global perspective on industrialization, covering theories of economic change, ancient and early modern industry, capitalism, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism in Asia, the labor movement, economic crises, alternative models of industrialization, and globalization in the late 20th century. Students will learn about the social, political, and economic impacts of industrialization. The course uses a combination of lectures, readings, and discussions to engage learners. It is designed for individuals interested in history, economics, and global studies.


  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Industrialization and Theories of Economic Change
  • Unit 2: Ancient and Early Modern Industry
  • Unit 3: Capitalism, Agriculture, and Industry
  • Unit 4: The Industrial Revolution in England
  • Unit 5: The Social and Political Impact of Industrialization
  • Unit 6: Imperialism and Industrialization in Asia
  • Unit 7: Mass Production, the Labor Movement, and the Consumer Society
  • Unit 8: Economic Crisis and War in the 20th Century
  • Unit 9: Alternative Models of Industrialization
  • Unit 10: Globalization and the Industrialization in the Late 20th Century
  • Study Guide
  • Course Feedback Survey
  • Certificate Final Exam


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