|Module Title||EUROPEAN ECONOMY:DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Nicholas Perdikis|
|Course delivery||Lecture||16 Hours 2 per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 Hours Three classes per seminar group|
|Essay||One essay plus satisfactory completion of the course.||20%|
This module is designed to introduce students to the nature and development of the European economy. More specifically it
concentrates on the earlier economic divisions of Europe between free market economies on the one hand and centrally
planned economies on the other, the collapse of the latter and the desire for closer European economic union. The course will
conclude with a discussion concerning the forces that are currently influencing the future shape of the European economy.
The current year's module outline can be found via The School's website
To equip students with an understanding of the main forces that have shaped and continue to influence the development of the
This module should help students to develop a wide range of transferable skills. Note taking skills will be enhanced by attending lectures. Numeracy should be enhanced by introducing students to a range of national economic statistics which can in turn be used to support or challenge arguments and ideas. The seminar programme will enhance teamwork presentational skills and communication. Essay writing will assist problem solving, writing and time management. By requiring students to make full use of the library and to consult web sites basic research and IT skills will be enhanced.
** Recommended Text
"The European Economy 1914-1990".
N M Healey. The Economics of the New Europe".