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EC4504: HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 24 Jul 2017 14:47


Course Overview

This course examines the history of economic ideas and the evolution of the main schools of economic thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. It traces the development of modern economic thought and discusses the evolution of economic ideas through the important traditions. The course provides a bird's eye view of the main controversies in the discourse in economics and discusses their policy implications with regard to their contemporary relevance.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ioannis Theodossiou

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EC4502 History of Economic Thought (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course examines the history of economic ideas and the evolution of the main schools of economic thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. It traces the development of modern economic thought and discusses the evolution of economic ideas through the important traditions. The course provides a bird's eye view of the main controversies in the discourse in economics and discusses their policy implications with regard to their contemporary relevance.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

72 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt:

3-hour examination (80%)

Critical essay max 3000 words (10%)

15-20 minute oral exposition of the written essay, followed by 10 minute group discussions.

 

Resit: None.

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions.

Feedback

The critical essay is returned to the student within two weeks of submission with comments on the essay and a mark for both the oral exposition and the essay. Oral feedback is given on the tutorial presentations and discussions. Presentation slides and notes are submitted through WebCT and are available to the external examiner.

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