ECON2610 – International Economy in the Twentieth Century91.4
An incredibly important course. It's probably the only economic history course in UQ right now. It is challenging because of the immense amount of information but also a rewarding course. BUT Professor Earl looks to see if you have grasped the bigger picture of how the economy of the world came to be rather than specific facts and dates. The prof might seem stringent at first but it is more of a warning for what the course entails. He's incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about economic history and the assignments (2 essays and a final exam when I did it in 2014) are spaced apart quite reasonably. The final exam was quite an intensive exercise on my hand but the knowledge gained in this course will definitely help your understanding of economics.
Semester 2 - 2014
BA / Maths and Econs
Is lecture attendance necessary?
No, Professor Earl records his lectures
Is the textbook necessary?
Necessary because it is incredibly beneficial and texts are heavily discussed in tutorials
assist in your understanding of economics
a lot of writing (could be considered a positive depending on you)
due to the course covering the international economy from the late 1800s to now it means the content of the course is a little touch-and-go but this cant be helped