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Global Perspectives on Industrialization

This course will focus on the emergence and evolution of industrial societies around the world. It begins by comparing the legacies of industry in ancient and early modern Europe and Asia and examining the agricultural and commercial advances that laid the groundwork for the Industrial Revolution. It then follows the history of industrialization in different parts of the world, taking a close look at the economic, social, and environmental effects of industrialization. By the end of the course, the student will understand how industrialization developed, spread across the globe, and shaped everyday life in the modern era. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (History 363)
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