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Module

GEO2103 : Development & Globalisation

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Raksha Pande
  • Lecturer: Dr Jonathan Pugh, Professor Alastair Bonnett, Dr Kathryn Manzo
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To provide students with an understanding of processes of development and globalization and the relationship between the two.
•       To allow students to situate these understandings through recent debates on global change, culture and development
•       To enable students to critically reflect upon the concept of development and globalisation through the application of geographical case studies and examples
•       To encourage students to develop independent learning skills through reading, research and writing

Outline Of Syllabus

PART I – INTRODUCING THE CONCEPTS
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 Globalisation
Lecture 3 Development
Lecture 4 Neoliberalism and globalization
Lecture 5 Migration and mobility
PART II – GEOGRAPHICAL IMAGINATIONS AND UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT
Lecture 6 Visualising globalisation
Lecture 7 Picturing place, viewing the world
Lecture 8 The power of Africanism
Lecture 9 Global games and national images
Lecture 10 Globalisation and rights-based development
Lecture 11 Global energy, land and sustainable development
PART III - IMAGINED GLOBALIZATION: ‘THE WEST AND THE REST’
Lecture 12 Orientalism
Lecture 13 Occidentalism
Lecture 14 Americanisation
Lecture 15 The Asian Century
Lecture 16 TBC
PART IV –DEVELOPMENT AND THE CARIBBEAN (TBC)
Lecture 17 Contested cities
Lecture 18 Contested islands and movements
Lecture 19 Resilience and development in a complex world
Lecture 20 Participatory development
Lecture 21 TBC
Lecture 22 TBC

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00PiP in the first instance; pre-recorded if necessary
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops62:0012:00PiP in the first instance; synchronous online if necessary (small groups of 24 students each)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1166:00166:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching methods (lectures and workshops) are designed to enable students to develop critical understandings of development and globalization. They encourage students to become familiar with key literature and authors in the field. The workshops equip students to apply concepts and ideas related to development and globalization to a variety of case studies.
The structured guided independent learning tasks are aimed at encouraging deeper engagement with each lecture block with an emphasis on developing skills of critical analysis and making evidence-based arguments.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902M50A 48 hour take home exam, 2000 words. Answer 1 question from 4
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M50Project 2,000 words. Answer 1 question from 4
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessments are designed to enable students to work and think independently. The workshops ask students to synthesize, compare and contrast different literatures on development and globalization. This will enable students to absorb material in an incremental manner in preference to rote learning. Through the empirical project, students are required to engage with research reports and data sets in order to understand how concepts and ideas on globalization and development learned from academic literature are understood and put into practice by key institutions. The take-home exam is aimed at encouraging substantive engagement with core ideas, arguments and empirical literature from throughout semester two.

Reading Lists

Timetable