2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS1620 Schools of Thought in Economics
10 creditsClass Size: 210
Module manager: Andrew Mearman
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module will introduce students to the schools of thought in economics. Students will develop an understanding of the foundations of various schools of thought and how these foundations influences how these schools of thought make sense of and view the world around us. This module will enable students to identify the underlying assumptions and perspectives in debates and arguments.
ObjectivesThe main aim of this module is to introduce students to the key schools of thought in economics. Students will be able to identify these views and compare them.
Upon completion of the module, students will be able to:-
- Identify in discussions or written work the features that are related to schools of thought in economics.
- Explain the similarities and differences between these schools of thought.
- Understand the fundamental concepts of the schools of thought in economics and how these concepts influence the perspective with which these schools of thought view the economy.
- Identify key features of arguments and discussions
- Begin to critically analyse arguments and discussions
- Express arguments concisely
- Engage in synthesis
Understanding of the schools of thought in economics.
For each school of economic thought considered in this module, we will consider their key tenets, thinkers and contemporary relevance and developments. The schools may include but are not necessarily limited to:
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||84.00|
|Total Contact hours||16.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study3 hours of private study per lecture: 33 hours
6 hours preparation per workshop: 30 hours
Final assessment work/revision: 21 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackSeminar leaders will offer verbal feedback on class contributions. Students will be able to submit draft work for peer and tutor feedback.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 18/09/2019
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