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EC313: The International Economy in the Twentieth Century

  • Bishnupriya Gupta

    Module Leader
15 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

EC313-15 The International Economy in the Twentieth Century

Principal Learning Outcomes

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.

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 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
Pre or Co-requisites
Modules: (EC201-30 and EC202-30) and EC204-30
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%) + Online Examination (Summer) (60%)
Coursework Details
Written Assignment (2000 words) (20%) - Eligible for self-certification: No, Group presentation (20%) - Eligible for self-certification: No, Online Examination (Summer) (60%) - Eligible for self-certification: No CATS:
Exam Timing
N/A

Exam Rubric

Time Allowed: 2 Hours

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