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PL30594: France in the global economy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
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 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation (CW 15%)
  • Write up (CW 15%)
  • Exam (EX 70%)
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 France. 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 France;
* 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 French.

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.


* The political and institutional frameworks of globalisation, at national and international levels;
* Rival national conceptions of globalisation and interpretations of its effects;
* National and European adaptation strategies;
* Sectoral patterns of internationalisation (including inward and outward FDI);
* Individual firm case-studies;
The unit is taught in French.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30594 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)