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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of 20th century global economic history
• Demonstrate knowledge of the main events, actors and processes of 20th century global economic history
• Engage in informed discussion and debate on the subject of 20th century global economic history
• Appreciate, analyse and critique the readings relevant to the module
• Prepare and write two assignments to the appropriate level
The module will cover the following main areas: Week 1: The 'Golden Age' of Capitalism, 1896-1914. Week 2: 'Selling War' - WWI, 1914-1918. Week 3: A New, 'Multinational' World? Industries, Corporations and Societies, 1919-1929. Week 4: The Great Depression and its Aftermath, 1921-1931. Week 5: Two 'Recipes' for Recovery? 1932-1939. Week 6: WWII and Mass Mobilisation, 1939-1945. Week 7: Reconstruction, Economic Boom, Working Classes, 1946-1960. Week 8: Reading Week. Week 9: Decolonisation and the Developing World, 1961-1980. Week 10: Mass Consumption and the 'Consumer Revolution'. Week 11: Globalisation and Consumer Citizenship: Picture Imperfect?. Week 12: Revision.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Attendance: Attendance will be recorded in accordance with the School of History's policy. A signing sheet will be circulated in class. Students must make sure that they have signed it before they leave.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: 650 word Class Activity Proposal||Week 4||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 2,000 word End of Term essay||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Participation to the class discussion||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on the Class Activity Proposal is given in writing on the returned hard-copy. Feedback on the End-of-Term Assignment will be given by appointment in one-to-one meetings.