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ACE1037 : Global Economics (Inactive)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Preparation and completion of Semester 2 examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Research for and writing of formative essay(s)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture120:0020:00Lecture follow up
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading115:0015:00Research and reading using recommended materials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study120:0020:00Research 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.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Essay2MStudents 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.

Reading Lists