ACE1037 : Global Economics (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Carmen Hubbard
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
1. To provide a historical and analytical framework for understanding global economic issues.
2. To analyse their causes and consequences, and set them in the context of general economic trends.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Command, Market and Mixed Economies
2. Transition in Command Economies: The Soviet Union and China
3. Unemployment and Inflation
4. International Trade
5. Customs Unions and Common Markets
6. The European Currency Union
7. The Global Financial Crisis
8. Economic Development – LDCs and NICs
9. Environmental Economics
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation and completion of Semester 2 examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Research for and writing of formative essay(s)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||20:00||20:00||Lecture follow up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||15:00||15:00||Research and reading using recommended materials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||20:00||20:00||Research and reading beyond the taught material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide a skeletal framework and students are expected to review and supplement lecture material from textbooks.
The reading list encourages students to explore issues and their impact on particular areas of the world.
Independent study consolidate learning and improves both generic and economics-specific writing and presentational skills. Students are encourage to consolidate their learning through submission of formative essay(s) provided as practice exam questions.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||Students are able to submit a draft essay style answer to gain feedback on learning and writing style|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination tests student learning, and assesses the awareness, appreciation and capacity to employ economic principles and data to analyse global economic problems. The essay-style answers in the exam test both breadth and depth of learning on specific global economic problems of interest.