Undergraduate Course: Economic History 2: the Global Economy since 1500 (ECSH08035)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course explores the rise of the global economy over the past 500 years. Our chief concerns are with the forces of economic globalization, in particular with the issues surrounding trade, and the international migration of labour, capital, and technology, and their impact on incomes throughout the world economy. Ultimately we seek to understand the processes of economic development, why economies grow and why some have grown more quickly than others, and how the connections within the world economy have stimulated or have retarded economic development over the past half-millennium. The work of the first semester considers the earlier foundations of the global economy 1500-1800 while semester 2 focuses on the rise of the global economy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 66,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Two essays worth 26% of final assessment and two shorter assignments worth 14% of final assessment. One 3-hour examination worth 60% of final assessment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Resit paper||3:00|
| Upon completion of the course it is intended that students should be able to demonstrate, by way of essays and the end of course examination:
- familiarity with the contours of world economic development since 1500.
- an understanding of the forces shaping economic development.
- awareness of the evidence on which the historical record is based.
- literary skills, and the ability to construct coherent argument and analysis.
and by way of tutorials, written assignments and examination, they should be able to develop and demonstrate:
- presentational and verbal skills.
- the ability to interpret and deploy descriptive quantitative data.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||To attend one tutorial group each week.
|Keywords||Econ Hist 2
|Course organiser||Dr Nuala Zahedieh
Tel: (0131 6)50 3836
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Grevers
Tel: (0131 6 )51 1783
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