Spring 2023 Innovation Studies Advising Bulletin
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Hist 121: History in Video Games (AR)
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Business and Economic History Program at PLU
Business and economic history involves the study of business organizations, companies, entrepreneurs, workers, products, and consumers, as well as the economic forces that have shaped culture and society. PLU offers six courses in business and economic history, a regular lecture series, summer research fellowships for students and faculty, and an endowed chair to coordinate activities, teach courses, and conduct original research.
The Business and Economic History Program at PLU is supported by a generous endowment provided by Dale and Jolita Benson in 2004.
Explore resources and materials related to PLU Business and Economic History on this website, including our Blog. Students interested in the Benson Family Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 2023 are encouraged to apply by the April 1, 2023 deadline.
Benson Family Chair
The current Benson Family Chair in Business and Economic History is Michael J. Halvorson, Professor of History and Director of Innovation Studies. You can reach him via email at email@example.com.
Innovation Studies Program
For information about the popular Innovation Studies minor, see our website dedicated to the program. Innovation Studies is housed in the College of Professional Studies.