In-depth study of a specific area of international business; content changes each semester. May be repeated for credit. 3 credits. Class Notes: This course analyzes the evolution of the modern economy from various perspectives. It overviews various arguments for why the modern economy arose first in Europe and not in other parts of the world, such as China or the Middle East. By the end of this course, the student should be able to understand the mechanisms that contribute to long-run economic growth, including (but not limited to): institutions (political, legal, economic, religious, etc.), natural endowments and geography, technology and innovation, violence and warfare, human capital, and culture. Add Consent: Instructor Consent Required. Enrollment Requirements: Complete ECON 200, ECON 201.