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PL50838: Economics and globalisation

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: 0      [equivalent to 0 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: See Director of Studies for further information
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: Not applicable
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Not Applicable
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Not applicable
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide an introductory outline of the main features of economic analysis and issues in globalisation and show how this may be of help in analysing important contemporary issues, with a view to informing and underpinning students' work in the translation and interpreting units.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the unit successfully will be able to demonstrate an appropriate knowledge and understanding of economic analysis and terminology in their translation and interpreting activities.
They will continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.

Skills:
The emphasis in this unit is on developing:
* the intellectual skill required to assimilate a potentially complex and unfamiliar body of information;
* the transferable key skills of listening, analysing information and relating this to data and materials that are likely to be encountered in other contexts;
* the practical ability to deploy a functional knowledge of economics as part of professional language work.

Content:
The course material is chosen to demonstrate how economic analysis can be applied not only to UK domestic issues but also to a broad selection of European and more widely international topics. The main areas dealt with are as follows:
* Markets: demand and supply
* Macro-economic policy
* Inflation and unemployment
* Public debt, the balance of payments and exchange rates
* Access to markets
* WTO
* BRIC countries
Students are expected to do appropriate background reading.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL50838 is an Extra-curricular Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - French & German)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - French & Italian)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - French & Russian)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - French & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - German & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - Italian & German)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - Italian & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - Russian & German)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - Russian & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM31 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 2 - Chinese)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 2 - Russian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French & German)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French & Italian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French & Russian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (German)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (German & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Italian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Italian & German)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Italian & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Russian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Russian & German)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Russian & Italian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Russian & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM26 : MA Translation with Business Interpreting (Chinese)

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