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ECOS3024: Economic History

This unit covers topics in economic history from the advent of European 'modernity' in the 17th century to the late 20th century. A major focus is identifying the main social, institutional and economic forces that explain the unprecedented development of the world economy over the past 300 years. Topics include the first industrial revolution in Britain, the industrialization of Western Europe and the United States, the 1930s Great Depression and recovery, post-World War II reconstruction and 'golden era' of growth, and East Asia's meteoric growth performance.

Code ECOS3024
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically analyse socio-economic forces, empirical evidence and argument in economic history
  • LO2. display an appreciation of the changing nature of knowledge
  • LO3. demonstrate a firm and critical grasp of the key ideas and issues in the history of economic development since 17th century
  • LO4. display an ability to exercise critical judgement
  • LO5. demonstrate a capacity to conduct economic research using libraries, the web and other sources of information
  • LO6. confidently and coherently communicate, orally and in writing, to a professional standard in economic analysis
  • LO7. apply new ways of thinking and appreciate the importance of intellectual curiosity and reflection as a foundation for continuous learning
  • LO8. work with others as well as independently, to plan and achieve goals.