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ECO1019 : Economic History

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To enhance understanding of global issues; to provide a historical and analytical framework for such an understanding; to introduce data sources and history of economic thought.

Outline Of Syllabus

Semester 1 Global economic history, the Malthusian economy, the industrial revolution, the great divergence. History of thought, Classical economics, marginalists.

Semester 2 topics including market failure, unemployment, trade, cross border production, international finance, financial crises, development. History of thought: Keynes, Imperfect competition, Shumpeter.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture281:0028:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study164:0064:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the essential overview of the subject matter. Reading list and Blackboard material encourage students to explore issues and their impact on particular areas of the world. Seminars permit discussion of key issues.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M301200 word essay
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Exam tests students’ breadth of knowledge through multiple choice and short answer questions, covering material from both semesters

The essay in semester 1 tests students ability to use library resources to write more detailed answers than required in the exam.

Reading Lists