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University of California, Davis Dr. Janine L.F. Wilson Department of Economics Spring 2016 Economics 111A ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: COLONIAL TIMES TO 1865 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-11:50am Hunt 100 DISCUSSION SECTIONS Office: 1103 Social Sciences and Humanities Building Time: T 5:10 – 6:00 PM in 102 Hutchinson T 6:10 – 7:00 PM in 102 Hutchinson R 5:10 – 6:00 PM in 102 Hutchinson R 6:10 – 7:00 PM in 102 Hutchinson Email: [email protected] Teaching Assistants : Chi Yuan Tsai John Blanchette Office Hours: TR 1:45pm-2:45pm (and by appointment) Office: Course Website: u Email: [email protected] [email protected] Office Hours: COURSE DESCRIPTION Understanding the economic implications of events in our nation’s history better prepares us to discuss and analyze the issues that our country is facing today. This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the economic history of the United States from colonial times up to 1865. By the end of the course, students should be able to apply their knowledge of several topics in economic history to their understanding of their current world. COURSE PREREQUISITES Prerequisites for this course include Introductory Microeconomics (Economics 1A) and Introductory Macroeconomics (Economics 1B). You should have passed these courses with a grade of C- or higher. No exceptions will be made. READINGS Readings are required; the readings below will help support the lectures during the quarter. Text: A New Economic View of American History by Jeremy Atack and Peter Passell. Published by Norton in 1994. Articles: Readings can be downloaded from , provided that you are using a campus computer or the library proxy service (go to for details) when you are using an off-campus computer. Exact links to papers will be listed on the course website. Current Events: Class discussions require that you are up to date on current events. Plan to read or listen to the news from at least one of the following sources a few times per
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EXAMS There will be three exams that will determine your final course grade; two midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam. Exams will consist of short answer questions. Your final grade in the
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