Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module offers a detailed survey of the origins and emergence of capitalism and the
    economic thinking that paralleled these developments. It will develop key aspects of the
    contemporary economy ? firms and competition in the national and international
    environment and the role of the state in national and supra-national contexts. It will then
    proceed with an introduction to the role of finance in capitalism and the nature and
    causes of financial crises.

    Topics covered include:
    ? The origins and emergence of capitalism
    ? The first and second industrial revolutions
    ? The gold standard and imperialism
    ? Twentieth century wars and crises
    ? Post war globalisation
    ? Firms and competition in the U.K. and globally
    ? The role of the UK state, the EU and trans global institutions in economic
    ? The role of finance in capitalism
    ? The nature and causes of financial crises

    Teaching: Lectures and seminars

    ? 2000 word preliminary Essay to be completed by early January (50%)
    ? 2000 word final Essay (50%)
    ? essay

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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