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Modules

GEO3103 : Geographies of Money

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

•       To introduce students to different conceptions of money
•       To provide students with an understanding of a broad range of issues examined in contemporary economic geographies of money, including geographies of power, regulatory geographies, geographies of financial inclusion and exclusion and diverse geographies of money.
•       To build on concepts introduced at Stage 2 in economic, political and social geography.

Outline Of Syllabus

Part 1 Money in Economic Geography
Module introduction/the nature of money
Money in Economic Geography I
Money in Economic Geography II
Discourses of money/money & identity
PART II MONEY, SPACE AND POWER

Geographies of Governmentality : the Bretton Woods institutions
Geographies of money: regions, households and production systems
Financialised capitalism

Film: Inside Job
PART III DIVERSE FINANCIAL IMAGINARIES
Mutualism: de-mututalisation and the case of Northern Rock
Islamic Finance
Micro-credit
Module overview/summary

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00Film showing
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1164:00164:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures introduce, develop and illustrate theories and empirical material relating to different geographies of money

Seminars provide an opportunity for more interactive, student-led discussion, analysis and presentation of case study material

Specialist films and associated seminars provide illustrations of case studies on financialisation, economic change and cultures of money.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A50N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M502000 word essay; choose one question from a choice of three set
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The unseen exam will test students understanding of the basic concepts outlined in the module, and abilities to engage with the relevant academic literature. The 2000 word essay tests students' ability to explore subjects in depth, demanding critical reading and writing skills and an ability to gather and synthesise material and to formulate a rigorous argument.

Reading Lists

Timetable