Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Global Economic History

Module L1093

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

In this module, we will address the big questions in history. The fundamental question, most famously addressed by Adam Smith, will be central: why are some countries rich while others are poor? It will be examined via sub-questions like: what caused the British Industrial revolution? When and why did China fall behind? What is the role of India and what challenges arise from being a late developer? Has Africa always been poor and will it stay so? We will discuss and assess some of the most important economic growth models. We will examine the fundamental causes that drove the differences in economic performance: geography, trade, institutions, and culture. Or has chance played a pivotal role in the divergence?

Module learning outcomes

Describe the long term trends in the world economy

Describe, apply and assess theoretical growth models

Discuss and analyze today's sustainability and poverty problems from an historical perspective

Replicate and critically evaluate research results in global economic history

TypeTimingWeighting
Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment70.00%
Coursework30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT2 Week 11 (15 minutes)100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture2 hours11111111111
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour011111111110

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The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Alexander Moradi

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/224840

Dr Sambit Bhattacharyya

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/277277

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