|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module focuses on the history, forces and processes of globalisation, including international market development, economic growth and global governance institutions, and outlines the critical global challenges of the 21st Century.
The module aims to provide students with understandings of, and analytical frameworks for, the processes and patterns of globalization (international trade, communication and interaction), and the implications and challenges for the future.
The syllabus is structured so to provide the grounds on which the following questions can be answered:
1. What is Globalization and when did it start?
2. What and where are the major sources of information and statistics related to and identifying patterns of globalisation?
3. What do these tell us about growth and development?
4. What are the major economic processes and mechanisms underlying globalisation?
5. What are the major global institutions governing globalisation?
6. What are the current conditions and prospects for economic development and further globalisation?
7. What are the major global challenges of the 21st Century?
8. What are the major critiques of present patterns and processes of globalisation and what are the implications for the future?
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||64:00||64:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||36||1:00||36:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
Formal lectures, with illustrative case studies and in class discussion, provide an appropriate environment in which to cover the syllabus outline above and to ensure students can achieve the stated learning outcomes. There will be both time and opportunity for students to pose questions and discuss issues both during and after the lectures. A web-based ‘source-book’ will be provided, on which the lectures are based.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
The assessment will be solely through a final 3 hour University exam. Students will be provided with advance notice of the examination questions and given the opportunity to submit trial answers for appraisal purposes only.
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