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Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
2 - 4
Course delivery methods
Online (Synchronous)
Social studies, Law
School of Social and International Studies
Tsukuba Campus
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
October - December
Weekday and Period
Course Number

History of Economic Thought University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

The course is about the history, philosophy and evolution of economic ideas and thoughts. We review critically the different schools of economic thoughts from the classical to the modern schools to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the origin, evoultion, arguments, and philosophy of economics and the economists behind such powerful ideas.

Learning Achievement

Critical review of the history of economic ideas from the classical to the modern schools of economic thought provides students knowledge about economic ideas from historical perspectives. Cultivating the skills necessary to understand economic arguments and theories in contemporary world from the perspective of history of the ideas under consideration is gained by fully participating in this course.


The main objective of the course is to provide students with a critical perspective of the essence and evolution of economic ideas. Participation of students in reviewing and reflecting on major economic ideas and contextualizing to the situation of modern economic environment is important in developing critical thinking and analysis skills. Critical reading and analysis of the study materials provided for the course is necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of economic ideas.

Course prerequisites

The course does not require prior study of economics but taking courses in introductory courses helps effective understanding. Openness to new and unconventional ideas is important for students to gain the most from this course.

Grading Philosophy

The course requires extensive reading and participation in class. Report writing, critical review of articles, and assignments are components of the course. Class participation (20%), Term papers and Assignments (30%), and Final Examination (50%).

Course schedule

Course type


Online Course Requirement


Moges Abu Girma

Other information

The course is conducted online for the fall semester on MS Teams system.
Identical to BC16021.
Lecture is conducted in English.
JTP. Online(Synchronous) Self motivation to read and critically assess the different theories and ideas in the history of economic thought is expected from students.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Abu Girma Moges

Link to the syllabus provided by the university