West European Studies | Industrial Revolution
W405 | 4235 | Alter

Meets TR 11:15-12:30P
Meets with HIST B300
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Between 1750 and 1900 Europe was transformed from an agricultural to
an industrial society.  We will look for the roots of modern economic
growth in European society and the contributions of science and
technology, trade, government, and population.  We will also consider
the consequences of industrialization for living standards, both long
run improvements and short run hardships, and the rise of European
power abroad.  We will begin by examining the economy of Europe in
the 17th and 18th centuries.  Next, we will look for patterns of
economic development in the three largest European power, Britain,
France and Germany.  After that, we will take a thematic approach to
the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolutions of the
nineteenth century.