MKT3000 : Globalisation: Patterns, Processes & Challenges

  • Module Leader(s): Dr Elizabeth Stockdale
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module focuses on patterns and processes of globalization (i.e., economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental) and the critical global challenges of the 21st Century.

The module aims to provide students with social science-based frameworks for understanding, analyzing, and interpreting globalization conceptualizations and processes in multiple arenas (e.g. global trade and governance, migration, information technologies, education, gender, health, climate change). They will also consider the implications and challenges of global processes for the future. Learning occurs as an interactive process in a collaborative environment that encourages students to think, reflect, and write critically at a high-level, and engage with other students in active learning.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus is structured so to provide the grounds on which the following questions can be answered:
1.       How is globalization conceptualized and critiqued?
2.       What are the major patterns and processes underlying globalization?
3.       What are the major global institutions and what are their roles?
4.       How has technological change contributed to global change?
5.       How are new patterns and processes of globalization affecting multiple arenas in economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental dimensions of life?
6.       What are the major global challenges of the 21st Century?
7.       What are the societal the implications for the future?

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture361:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion164:0064:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Formal lectures, web-based media, group wikis, in-class discussion, and web resources provide a varied learning environment to cover the syllabus outline and to ensure students can achieve the stated learning outcomes. There will be opportunities for students to pose questions, debate, and critically discuss issues during class sessions. A variety of materials will be posted on Blackboard, including most key readings and web-based media sources.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M10Written exercise (group, out of class) in semester 1
Written exercise2M10Written exercise (group, out of class) in semester 2
Written exercise2M10Written exercise (group, out of class) in semester 2
Essay2M70Written exercise (individual, out of class) 1 x 70% in semester 2 - 3000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Group essays will assess skills outcomes and knowledge acquired in a collaborative, teamwork environment similar to that in a professional workplace. The final individual essay will be seen questions that are based on the topic areas that have been studied during Sem. 1 & 2 and will demonstrate individual’s acquisition of knowledge and skills outcomes. Essays allow students to demonstrate research, creativity, and critical analysis skills at higher levels than exam format. Must cite sources, use high levels of evidence and logic, and use professional writing skills.

Reading Lists


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