History of Economic Thought

Module description

This module is an introduction to some of the great economists and their work including:

· Adam Smith
· Karl Marx
· John Maynard Keynes

The module will also provide students with an understanding of classical and neoclassical economics as well as the economics of today

Additional information:

Internationalisation

The focus is necessarily international, given that it is the history of global, not British or European, economic thought.

Employability

The transferable skills listed below are chosen with regard to employability: there is a particularly strong focus on good use of English.

Research in Teaching

The module draws on my own research in the subject

Full module specification

Module title:History of Economic Thought
Module code:BEE1032
Module level:1
Academic year:2016/7
Module lecturers:
  • Professor John Maloney - Convenor
  • - Lecturer
Module credit:15
ECTS value:

7.5

Pre-requisites:

None

Co-requisites:

BEE1030 or BEE1031 or BEE1029 or BEE1034

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:

11

Module aims

To introduce students to the great economists of the past.  Students to understand how economics evolved into what it is today. Students to understand that the questions raised by contemporary economics are not the only important ones.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. understand where modern economics came from
  • 2. understand the forces governing the development of economic theory and policy

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 3. know about and evaluate the different questions asked by economists
  • 4. supplement the economic analysis learnt on BEE 1029, BEE 1030/1031 or BEE 1034

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 5. think more logically
  • 6. write better English
  • 7. work in groups

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
281220

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Lectures222 x 1hr lectures per week
Tutorials/seminars61 x 1hr tutorial per fortnight

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
EssayMax 2000 words 1-7Written comments
Group seminar1 hour1-8verbal
Book ReviewMaximum 750 words1-7Written comments

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
01000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Exam1001.5 hours1-7Verbal feedback if requested
0
0
0
0
0
0

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
ExamExam (1.5 hours)1-7Referred exam in August

Syllabus plan

• Adam Smith (3 lectures)
• Classical Economics (3 lectures)
• Karl Marx (3 lectures)
• Neoclassical economics (4 lectures)
• Keynes (3 lectures)
• Revival of Economic Liberalism (3 lectures)
• Post-Keynesian and Austrian Economics (3 lectures)

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

To be announced.

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

Turnitin

Turningpoint (multiple choice clickers)

Responseware

 

Origin date

02/07/2012

Last revision date

15/08/2016