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EC4402   Economic History

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Thu.

An understanding of economic history lends clarity to many questions in economics. Among these are: The extent and impact of globalization; the determinants of the wealth of nations; the occurrence and impact of financial crisis; and the importance of economic institutions. Each of these putatively modern questions have long historical antecedents. We will treat these questions with a modern rigour, studying work that uses theoretical and econometric analysis.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 175

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr A W Trew
Module teaching staff: Dr A Trew