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070291 UE Guided Reading Economic and Social History (2021W)

The Global Economy: History of an Idea

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work
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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

classes will be held in presence as long as we are allowed to!

Wednesday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 24.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 41 Gerda-Lerner Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 8

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims at familiarising students with the history of the concept of global economy from the 18th to the 20th century. The course will examine economists' writings, official documents, plans of international organizations.
We are now familiar with the idea that we live in a globally interconnected economy, in a world characterised by finite and exclusive resources, an unequal spread of income and wealth, regulations and institutions. We are also accustomed to the fact that many of the phenomena concerning the global economy can be measured and ranked: financial and trade flows, poverty and wealth. In fact, the emergence of alternative models and measures of the global economy is a historical phenomenon with clear repercussions on the world economic history.

The selected readings will shed light on the rise models (in a broad sense that includes economic models as well as general views) and measures to understand the world economy, but also on the institutions created to regulate it, without losing sight of the material infrastructure that makes the interconnections possible. Readings combine therefore economic history and the history of ideas.

The course will be articulated over one semester, in two hours weekly sessions. Except for the first session, sessions will consist of two parts, the first dedicated to the discussion of the readings and the second dedicated to introducing the readings for the following week.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Class participation (30%)
- 2 questionnaires (20%)
- Take home essay of 4000 words (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1. Attendance (max. 2 absences)

2. Class participation:
Participation will be graded by rewarding the students' will to engage in class discussion with constructive arguments.
Students will be required to submit short questionnaires before each class (starting on 13.10.2021) concerning the prescribed readings. Submitted questionnaires will be randomly selected and graded, thus contributing to the evaluation for class participation.

3. Questionnaires
Students will be required to submit short questionnaires before each class (starting on 13.10.2021) concerning the prescribed readings. At least 2 questionnaires per student will be graded, thus contributing to the final grade.

4. Final essay:
The essay will evaluate whether the students:
- demonstrate the ability to read and interpret texts of the past;
- demonstrate a good understanding of the literature and of its historical context;
- can identify and explore the connections between the readings;
- can express themselves clearly and construct convincing and consistent arguments.
The final essay will be based on all readings.

Grading scale:
1 (very good) 100-90%;
2 (good) 89-80%;
3 (satisfactory) 79-70%;
4 (sufficient) 69-60%;
5 (not sufficient) 59-0%.

Examination topics

Students will be asked to identify and explain one or more trends in the intellectual history of the global economy by referring to a choice of the recommended class readings. For the final essay they will be allowed to consult all readings.

Reading list

A reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course and the texts will be distributed on moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): Zeitgeschichte (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)

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