Economic and Business History

Course Type: Lecture
Study Focus: SEG
Term: Spring

Teacher: Steve IVINGS

Course Code: JK17009

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 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 Information

Module: Research 1~3
CATS Requirements: MA 1st year or above.

Day/Period: Tue/5
Location: Econ. 201
Credits: 2


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.

Course Schedule and Evaluation

For a detailed course schedule, please visit KULASIS or the PandA eLearning platform.

Evaluation is based on active participation and other in-class activities (50%) and a final paper (50%).