Professor John Munro passed away on December 23, 2013. This site is maintained and kept online as an archive. For more infomation please visit the Centre for Medieval Studies
Professor (Emeritus) John H. Munro passed away December 23, 2013
Department of Economics,
University of Toronto
150 St. George Street
My Home Page: freely accessible to everybody.
the ECO 301Y course web page.
Updated on: 23 August 2013
MY EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY COURSES and Related Course Materials: for 2013 - 2014.
- Why Study Economic History: as a general topic? My Views. A PDF file that is also available
in an MS-Word file.
- Why Study European Economic History in Particular? The Major Themes Offered in My European Economic History Courses. Also available as
a PDF file.
- My Economic History Courses for 2013 - 2014 :
(1) ECO 301Y1: The Economic History of Later-Medieval and
Early Modern Europe, 1250 - 1750. Offered in 2013 - 20134 offered in alterate years only.
(2) ECO 303Y1:
The Economic History of Modern Europe to 1914: formerly called 'The Industrialization of
Modern Europe, to 1914'. Offered last year (2012 - 2013), but not offered this year, in 2013 - 2014.
- ECO 301Y online lecture notes: those delivered in the academic year 2011 - 2012 will be left online until August 2013, when they will be removed online, replaced by
the revised versions only after they have been given in class.
- Summaries of the lectures in ECO 301Y: in 2013 - 2014: in both Power Point and PDF formats. The current files will be replaced by revised versions after the lectures have been given in class.
- Online Lecture Notes for ECO 303Y: those given in 2013 - 2013 will remain online until at least 31 August 2014.
- Summaries of the lectures in ECO 303Y (html format):
- website for summaries of the ECO 303Y Lectures: an html web document for the ECO 303Y lecture summaries: containing the above PDf file, and also the PDF files for the weekly, individual lectures,
as delivered from mid-September 2012. The individual PDF files are presented online only after the individual weekly lectures have been delivered in class.
- Essays in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Economic History, 1250 - 1750: A Compendium of Web Guides for Writing Term Essays For ECO 301Y (in 2013 - 2014).
- Essays in Modern European Economic History to 1914: A Compendium of Web Guides for Writing Term Essays For ECO 303Y.
- Portal's Academic Blackboard Suite: For my two European Economic History courses on-line.
- Instructions on using the most recent version of Portal's Blackboard .
- For both ECO 301Y and ECO 303Y: you will find all of the relevant course materials here, online, linked directly to and with my Home Page.
- To gain access to Blackboard, you must
first log-in with your UTORid and password.
Consult also this Word Document issued by Portal's Blackboard administrative staff.
- Distributions and Means of Final Grades in ECO 301Y and ECO303Y:
from 2003-2004 to the present, in Excel spreadsheets, one for each course.
- Previous Examinations, from 1999 to the present : Mid-Year Tests and Final Exams in my two European Economic
History Courses: ECO 301Y (1250-1750) and ECO 303Y (1660-1914).
- ECO 2210Y:
Graduate Seminar on Topics in the Economic and Social History of Later Medieval
and Renaissance Europe, 1200 - 1600. No longer offered.
Note: I have not offered this course since my 'mandatory' retirement on 30 June 2003. But, for those interested in this field,
I am retaining the information concerning this course, and the relevant seminar bibliographies
(not all of which are updated), on-line, via this web site. Most, but not all, of the bibliographies are updated
in the undergraduate version, ECO 301Y1, which, however, contains fewer bibliographies.
- Bibliographies for European Economic History, 1200 - 1914
- Bibliographies of European Textiles, 1100 - 1750
- Plagiarism: and Term Essays in my Economic History Courses.
All students must read this important document.
Ignorance of the definitions and conditions of plagiarism will never be accepted as an excuse for this serious academic offence, for which
severe penalties are normally inflicted.
- "How Not to Plagiarize" : a document prepared by Margaret Proctor, University of Toronto Coordinator, Writing Support.
See her website.
- An Explanation of Why Some Students Do Poorly on the Final Examination: in pdf format. Also available in
MS-Word. Every student in my courses should read this document before taking any of my exams.
- A Guide to Writing Better English: on your term essays. This document lists common student errors in writing essays (i.e., in English exposition) and indicates the correct
alternatives. The quality of written English has a very major impact on the reader's judgement of your essay, and thus on the grade assigned. See this recent article in Maclean's Magazine:
"Do your prof a favour: write better"!
- Reflections on posting university lectures on line: This document is in two parts.
(1)The first section is a transcript of an 'op ed' piece written
by a first-year Ontario university student, and published in the Toronto Star, last year, on 19 June 2008.
(2) The second part of this document is my response his key points: in offering a justification for publishing lectures online: but only after the lectures have been given verbally in class.
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