Module Catalogue 2018/19

ECO1019 : Economic History

  • Offered for Year: 2018/19
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Barlow
  • Lecturer: Mr Martin Enilov
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



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.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

Understanding of global economic issues in historical and analytical frameworks for such; knowledge of data sources, understanding history of economic thought in the context of the issues that inspired the thinking.

Intended Skill Outcomes

Ability to make coherent arguments regarding a range of global economic issues. Ability to access key materials to analyse the global economy.

Graduate Skills Framework

Graduate Skills Framework Applicable: Yes
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
    • Critical Thinking : Assessed
    • Data Synthesis : Present
    • Active Learning : Present
    • Numeracy : Present
    • Literacy : Present
    • Information Literacy
      • Source Materials : Present
      • Use Of Computer Applications : Present
  • Self Management
    • Self Awareness And Reflection : Present
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Present
      • Decision Making : Present
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Initiative : Present
      • Independence : Present
      • Problem Solving : Present
      • Adaptability : Present
  • Interaction
    • Communication
      • Written Other : Present
  • Application
    • Commercial Acumen
      • Governance Awareness : Present
      • Financial Awareness : Present
    • Social Cultural Global Awareness : Present
    • Legal Awareness : Present

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.

Reading Lists

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.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2018/19 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2018/19 entry will be published here in early-April 2018. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.