This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
This course will help students understand one of the most pivotal events in American history, the Great Depression. We will examine the development of banking in the United States as a backdrop to the events of 1929, study the Wall Street Crash of October 29th,1929 and its consequences and follow the unfolding of the Depression around the world and the United States’ attempt to mitigate the disaster. This class will also lead students in comparing the financial markets of 1929 to those of today and speculate on whether or not another disaster of the magnitude of the Depression could happen again.
Class 1: A history of banking in America and a brief review of financial crashes prior to the Great Depression
Class 2: Study of the factors leading up to the Crash of 1929 and its effect on the nation
Class 3: The response of the United States government to the Great Depression
Class 4: World War II and the end of the Depression; Could another Depression happen today?
Course materials: As a supplement, Mr. Campbell recommends the book The Great Depression by Robert McElvaine. https://amzn.to/3L1Snok
Homework: Daily homework questions with answer key provided for self-grading. Final at the end of the course, graded by the computer for immediate feedback.