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Module

GEO2103 : Development & Globalisation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Kathryn Manzo
  • Lecturer: Dr Jonathan Pugh, Professor Alastair Bonnett
  • 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 New Staff (NS)      
Lecture 2 (NS)      
Lecture 3(NS)       2hr synchronous online workshop
Lecture 4(NS)      
PART II – GEOGRAPHICAL IMAGINATIONS AND UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT      
Lecture 5 (KM)      
Lecture 6 (KM)       2hr synchronous online workshop
Lecture 7 (KM)      
Lecture 8(KM)      
Revision lecture 9 (KM)       2hr synchronous online workshop
PART III - IMAGINED GLOBALIZATION: ‘THE WEST AND THE REST’
     
Lecture 10 (AB)      
Lecture 11 (AB)      
Lecture 12 (AB)       2hr synchronous online workshop
Lecture 13 (AB)      
PART IV –DEVELOPMENT AND THE CARIBBEAN
     
Lecture 14 (JP)       2hr synchronous online workshop
Lecture 15(JP)      
Lecture 16(JP)      
Lecture 17 (JP)       2hr synchronous online workshop
Revision lecture 18 (JP)

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1117:00117:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials181:0018:00Pre-recorded lecture material
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion45:0020:005hr per thematic block (5x4) of structured independent learning tasks. Non-synchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops62:0012:00Synchronous online teaching (small groups of 24 students each)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery31:003:00N/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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M502,000 words. Answer 1 question from 4
Essay2M502,000 words. Answer 1 question from 4)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment is 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 essays, the students are required to put concepts and ideas on globalization and development into practice by developing case studies, original examples, and ideas relevant to the literature. The 2000 word limit is aimed at encouraging substantive engagement with core ideas, argument building and exegesis of conceptual and empirical literature.

Reading Lists

Timetable