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EC313: The International Economy in the Twentieth Century

  • Bishnupriya Gupta

    Module Leader
  • Yannick Dupraz

    Module Lecturer
15 CATS - Department of Economics
Spring Module

Principal Aims

EC313-15 The International Economy in the Twentieth Century

Principal Learning Outcomes

Apply critical analysis to the topics of the module, formulate concepts and hypotheses, and show how they are tested in relevant literature.The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, guided reading and independent study.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed essay and unseen examination.

Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the international economy in the 20th century including: the factors which led to Africa’s economic decline.The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, guided reading and independent study.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed essay and unseen examination

Demonstrate familiarity with some applications of economics that are specific to the theories of international trade and finance, growth and recession and the relevance of geography, history and institutions in economic development.The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, guided reading and independent study.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed essay and unseen examination

Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the international economy in the 20th century including: the second phase of globalization after 1945 and the factors that led to rapid growth in some regions such as Europe and East Asia;The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, guided reading and independent study.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed essay and unseen examination

Communicate their knowledge and understanding to others.The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, guided reading and independent study.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed essay.

Critically review the relevant literature and evidence The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, guided reading and independent study.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed essay

Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the international economy in the 20th century including: the first phase of globalization, and the different aspects of globalization and factors that led to the Great Depression of 1929;The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, guided reading and independent study.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed essay and unseen examination

Syllabus

The module will typically cover the following topics:

Interwar Years: changes in the international economy

The Great Depression and Recovery

Golden Age in Europe: Post war reconstruction and high growth

East Asian Miracle and Africa’s growth tragedy

Context

Optional Module
GL11 - Year 3, GL12 - Year 4, L100 - Year 3, L103 - Year 4, L116 - Year 3, L1P5 - Year 1, L1PA - Year 1, LM1D (LLD2) - Year 3, LM1H - Year 4, V7ML - Year 3, V7MM - Year 4, V7MP - Year 3, V7MR - Year 3, LA99 - Year 3, R9L1 - Year 4, R3L4 - Year 4, R4L1 - Year 4, R2L4 - Year 4, R1L4 - Year 4, L1L8 - Year 3
Part-year Availability for Visiting Students
Available in the Spring term only (1 x 2000 word essay - 12 CATS) and in the Spring and Summer terms together (1 x 2000 word essay and 1 x 2 hour exam – 15 CATS)

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (40%) + 2 hour examination (Summer) (60%)
Coursework Details
Assignment - 2000-word essay (20%), Group presentation (20%), 2 hour examination (Summer) (60%)
Exam Timing
N/A

Exam Rubric

Time Allowed: 2 hours.

Answer TWO questions ONLY. All questions carry equal marks (50 marks each).

Approved pocket calculators.

Read carefully the instructions on the answer book provided and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book. If you answer more questions than are required and do not indicate which answers should be ignored, we will mark the requisite number of answers in the order in which they appear in the answer book(s): answers beyond that number will not be considered.

Previous exam papers can be found in the University’s past papers archive. Please note that previous exam papers may not have operated under the same exam rubric or assessment weightings as those for the current academic year. The content of past papers may also be different.

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