Undergraduate Course: History of Monetary, Capital and Interest Theories (ECNM10098)
|School||School of Economics
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this course we will look at the development of three key areas of economic theory, Money, Capital and Interest, looking at the relationship between them and also exploring some debates and controversies in economic theory.
In this course we will look at the development of three key areas of economic theory, Money, Capital and Interest. We will study the development in each area and also look at the relationship between them, in particular contrasting the monetary theories of interest with real theories related to capital. We will also explore some debates and controversies in economic theory. This may for example include the Banking School vs Currency School debate and/or the Cambridge Capital controversy.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Economics 2 (ECNM08006)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students should usually have at least 3 Economics courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. This MUST INCLUDE courses in both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4.5,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Examination - Degree exam - 60%
Coursework - 3,000 word essay - 30%
Coursework - Project - 10%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- An understanding of the development of the theories studied and an evaluation of competing theories.
- Research and investigative skills such as problem framing and solving and the ability to assemble and evaluate complex evidence and arguments.
- Communication skills in order to critique, create and communicate understanding.
- Personal effectiveness through task-management, time-management, dealing with uncertainty and adapting to new situations, personal and intellectual autonomy through independent learning.
- Practical/technical skills such as, modelling skills (abstraction, logic, succinctness), qualitative and quantitative analysis and general IT literacy.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course will be taught via weekly 2-hour lectures, and weekly 30-minute tutorials in small groups.
|Course organiser||Dr Ahmed Anwar
Tel: (0131 6)50 8355
|Course secretary||Miss Becky Guthrie