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EC4504: HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ioannis (Economics) 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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 34

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Presentation (20%); 1500-word essay (40%); 1500-word essay (40%)

Resit (for students who took the course in Academic Year 2020/21):   

2 x 1000 word essays (50% each)

Resit (for students who took the course in Academic Year 2019/20 or for C8 students):   
 
2 x 1000 word essays (50% each)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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