ECON3310 History of Economic Ideas

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • Level 3 complementary unit in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit are Management and Commerce, Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit surveys major developments in economic thought, from pre-classical contributions through to Smith, Marx, and the emergence of modern schools of economic thought.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and discuss the major themes of economic thought; (2) demonstrate an understanding of distinctive phases in the evolution of economic thought; and (3) gain an understanding of the origins of modern economic thought.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) in-class test; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Michael McLure
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications; for pre-2012 courses: none
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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