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ECC2500 - Imperialism and development in Asia

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics


Not offered in 2007


The economic impact of British rule in India since the early nineteenth century, with some broad references to other regions, where useful. Themes include the history of famine; caste, religion and economic development; modern and traditional entrepreneurship; economic exploitation; destruction of handicrafts; the impact of international capitalism; agricultural growth and economic diversification.


Written (3000-word essay): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week


ECC1000 and one of ECC1100 or ECC2100 or equivalent


ECC3500, ECC4350