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Below you will find the course outlines for all Politics level two course units.
Please note that these outlines are for 2011-12. The timetabling and course content for these course units may change in 2012-13.
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SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
COURSE UNIT OUTLINE 2011/12
The Politics of Globalization and Development
Tutors: Fabiola Mieres, Giulia Sirigu, David Tobin, Oliver Turner
Lectures: There are two lectures every week:
Tuesday 14.00-15.00 in G51 Chemistry Building
Thursday 15.00-16.00 Chaplaincy Theatre, St Peters House
Tutorials: Allocate yourself to a tutorial group using the Student System
Mode of assessment: One 2500 word essay. One 2 hour exam. One tutorial portfolio.
Reading week: 31 October to 4 November
Administrators: Philippa Wilson and Julie Gandy, UG Office G.001 Arthur Lewis
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ***
Essay hand in date: 14.00 on Monday 5th December 2011
Seminar Portfolio hand in date: 14.00 on Monday 12th December 2011
This course guide must be read in conjunction with Part II: Course Unit Guide. Copies may be obtained from the POLI20511 Blackboard site, the Politics Undergraduate Office, ground floor of the Arthur Lewis Building. It provides information on various issues including transferable skills, referencing, and our policy on plagiarism.
Communication: Students must read their University e-mails regularly, as important information will be communicated in this way.
This course aims to introduce students to the academic discipline of International Political Economy (IPE). IPE is a vibrant and rapidly growing field of study that emerged in the early 1970s. At the most basic level it is concerned with the connections between politics and economics, the national and the global, within contemporary world order. However such a simple definition raises as many questions as it answers! Through a critical exploration of globalization and development, students will be introduced to the main theoretical and policy debates in IPE, the impact of globalization on contemporary world order, and the issues surrounding development and under-development. The course is organized around a constantly evolving series of major issues in world order such as neoliberalism, forms of resistance, the importance of global finance, global migration, the persistence of poverty and inequality, and concerns around environmental change, depending on events in any given year.
On completion of this unit successful participants will:
PowerPoint slides will available to download after the lecture from the course Blackboard site. You should come to lectures prepared to take notes rather than fill in the margins of a PowerPoint slide! Remember – the slides alone will not be adequate resources for learning or successful completion of the course.
The closest book I can suggest to a set text for this course is:
It’s expensive at £25.99 but covers the basics of the course and I’ll use as much of this book as possible for readings.
There are also a number of other appropriate texts with relevant reading for this course. They will be available at local bookshop Blackwells, and all available in paperback:
Attendance at tutorials is compulsory.
You are expected to make every effort to attend all tutorials on this course. If you know in advance that circumstances beyond your control will prevent you from attending a tutorial, you should contact the tutor with this information. If you are unable to do this, you should explain your absence as soon as possible. You should not wait to be contacted for non-attendance. Unexcused absences can lead to an unsatisfactory report at the end of the course (affecting job references by other tutors), and may even result in exclusion from this course or a refusal to allow you to resit a failed exam. The University’s Academic Standards Code of practice states that a 20-credit module is expected to require a total of 200 hours’ work.
The lectures will provide you with the broad issues related to the topics we cover in the course but the vast majority of your learning will be through independent, self-directed reading in preparation for the tutorials. The module guide has a list of two essential readings relevant to the issues to be discussed each week. The first piece of essential reading is usually an introductory pice that assumes no prior knowledge. The second reading will be more advanced. Do your best to read both! You must arrive at the tutorials prepared for discussion. ‘The readings weren’t available’ is not a valid excuse for non-preparation.
You all have the relevant library password and you should be familiar with the John Rylands University Library’s Electronic Resources by now. Most of the journal articles listed in subsequent pages can be downloaded free of charge and read off-screen or printed. In addition, you can use several databases (for example, the IBSS database) to source your own reading material using various key word searches.
The majority of reading sources for this course are journal articles that have been key interventions in the relevant debates in IPE. The reading lists are by no means exhaustive and as 2nd year students your reading should be becoming increasingly self-directed and wide. Roam the library shelves and browse data bases for further books and articles. Be aware, in addition, that the course topic owes much to the academic endeavour of many disciplines, and consequently useful sources may be found in a range of other disciplines such as sociology, economic history, economics, geography, political economy, and international law.
Assessment for this course is by means of one essay of 2500 words, one 2 hour exam, and a reflexive tutorial learning portfolio. The breakdown of marks is as follows:
The essay hand in date: 14.00 on Monday 5th December 2011
The portfolio hand in date: 14.00 on Monday 12th December 2011
Preparation of the Assessed Essay:
You will be expected to show an understanding of the background material provided in the relevant lecture for your chosen topic, the accompanying tutorial, and the course guide. The essay must demonstrate that you have attempted to research relevant material on your own beyond just what we have provided in lectures and tutorials. The word length, excluding references and bibliography but including any explanatory footnotes and any appendices, must be stated on the first page. The target length is 2,500 words, and in no circumstances may you fall below 2,300 words or go above 2,700. Assessed essays must be one and a half or double-spaced, with a one-inch margin, and with all pages clearly numbered. The lack of a proper bibliography and appropriate references will be penalised by the deduction of marks. Please refer to the Part Two Guide available through the Politics student intranet. Your assessed essay in POLI20511 should entail no substantial overlap with an assessed essay in another course, or with an extended essay project (if you are doing one this session).
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