6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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- Second semester 2017 (Day)
The work of Richard Cantillon, David Hume, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Thomas Malthus and Karl Marx with special reference to the economics of value, distribution and accumulation. The work of W S Jevons, Alfred Marshall and J M Keynes with special reference to economic policies proposed by those writers.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- discuss critically how different economists in the past understood and analysed the economic problem
- compare the work on founders of economics such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Thomas Malthus, Stanley Jevons, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, and others
- discuss critically diverse theories of value, growth, rent, and decline of economic society
- be familiar with primary sources relating to the major writings that shaped the evolution of economic analysis.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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