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GD104 - Economic Principles of Global Sustainable Development

  • Module code: GD104
  • Module name: Economic Principles of Global Sustainable Development
  • Department: Global Sustainable Development
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to introduce you to various economic concepts and perspectives related to global sustainable development. In particular, by adopting problem-based learning as a teaching and learning model, you will consider the relationship between economics and policy and you will become familiar with the way in which economists address real-world dilemmas.

Principal learning outcomes

Upon completion of the module, you will acquire specific subject knowledge that will allow you to: ◾Apply fundamental economic principles and techniques to the analysis of global sustainable development problems and describe how economic activity relates to social and environmental development. ◾Understand the basic measures of economic development, criticise these methods, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of alternative frameworks to measure sustainable economic progress. ◾Understand some of the most important economic cases for sustainable development policy intervention, such as theories of externalities, theories of ethics and efficiency, game theoretical explanations of collective outcomes, theories of property rights and theories of decision-making under risk and uncertainty. ◾Interpret abstract economic models and apply basic quantitative information about global sustainability towards explaining and evaluating policy design. In addition, you will acquire skills that will allow you to: ◾Use abstract models and conceptual thinking to understand real-world problems. ◾Present economic ideas, concepts and techniques in written form. ◾Demonstrate the ability to undertake independent learning and research. ◾Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 .5hour workshop per week for 10 weeks

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/schoolforcross-facultystudies/gsd/currentstudents/modules/economicprinciplesofgsd

Other essential notes

This is a 15 CAT module that is in Term 1 in 2017-18. The module is not available to students from outside of the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: GD104-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Group Presentation (15-20 minutes) 20%
  Essay (2000 words) 40%
  1.5 hour examination (January) 40%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (visiting/exchange students) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development (C1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Psychology and Global Sustainable Development (C8L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L2L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Global Sustainable Development (L3L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Global Sustainable Development (L8A1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Global Sustainable Development and Business (L8N1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Global Sustainable Development (V1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Global Sustainable Development (V5L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Theatre and Performance Studies and Global Sustainable Development (W4L8) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A