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PL30592: Germany in the global economy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX-TH 70%*
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation* (CW 15%)
  • Write up* (CW 15%)
  • Open Book Examination of 48 hours duration* (EX-TH 70%)

*Assessment updated due to Covid-19 disruptions
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN30085
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to explore the economic, social and political impact of globalisation on Germany. Theoretical and historical frameworks will be applied by students to specific national or regional case studies to allow them to assess the multi-dimensional impact of globalisation on national economies and on individual firms.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
* evaluate the nature and impact of globalisation on Germany;
* apply knowledge to analyse the opportunities and limitations globalisation represents for different regions and countries;
* critically evaluate the link between economic, social and political global developments;
* discuss issues raised in German.

Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, teamwork and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are developed and assessed in this unit. Language skills are also developed in this unit.

This course examines the effects of globalisation at the national and regional levels in Germany with particular emphasis on the business context. National and European adaptation strategies to globalisation as well as competing notions of globalisation's effects will be explored. Finally, the changes to the business environment will be analysed through individual firm case-studies. The unit is taught in German.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30592 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)