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EC4504: HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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?

None.

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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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: 100% resit exam, normally during resit diet.

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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