ECO-10025 - The British and Global Economy
Coordinator: Christopher Tsoukis Tel: +44 1782 7 33101
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None


Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

The British and Global Economy module provides an introduction to developments in the global economy from an historical perspective.
The module examines how capitalist industrial economies developed from the industrial revolution in Britain and elsewhere.
The module also explores the development of the international economy in the 20th century, exploring the Great Depression in the inter-war years, growth and development after World War II, globalisation and the emergence of the newly industrialised economies, and crises.
As an introduction to the module students are encourage to read:
Allen, R (2011) Global Economic History: A very short introduction, Oxford: OUP.

Aims
The British and Global Economy module provides an introduction to developments in the global economy from an historical perspective.
The module examines how capitalist industrial economies developed from the industrial revolution in Britain and elsewhere.
The module also explores the development of the international economy in the 20th century, exploring the Great Depression in the inter-war years, growth and development after World War II, globalisation and the emergence of the newly industrialised economies, and crises.

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe the key characteristics of national and global economic structures: 1,2
analyse the growth and decline of international economic activity between 1870 and 1940: 1,2
describe the post World War II era of development and analyse the causes of the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system: 1,2
identify and analyse the main characteristics of the British and global economies since 1980: 1,2
combine different sources within an assessment and identify the correct ways to reference sources: 1,2
explain the factors that created the industrial revolution in Britain: 1,2

Study hours

24 hours lectures
10 hours tutorial contact time
20 hours tutorial preparation
30 hours essay preparation
36 hours of independent study
30 hours of revision and exam preparation

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Exam weighted 60%
2 hour unseen examination
A two hour unseen examination. The questions will be of an essay-type, based on taught material and allowing a reasonable amount of choice.

2: Essay weighted 40%
1500 Word essay with reflective element
End-of-semester essay on one from a list of topics covered in the module. A reflective element will require students to write how they have approached the module and how that has facilitated their learning, in particular how they engaged with academic reading lists, library searches and referencing. Indicative split of marks: Two-thirds for academic writing and one-third for the reflective element.