Autumn 2018 weeks 36-03 (early September – mid-January) – evening – 50% – Campus
Application Deadline: 2018-04-16
Enrolment Code: UU-19500
Language of Instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)
Entry Requirements: 60 credits
Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 32500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 32500
About the course
What is the real wealth of nations? How is the global economic system performing under increasing ecological and social pressures? Which institutions and actors have the best opportunities to work towards building desirable and sustainable economies?
The course aims to present a variety of theoretical perspectives on issues of political economy in the context of sustainable development. Throughout the semester, different theories and historical examples are analysed and discussed in sessions with knowledgeable and inspiring guest lecturers in order to offer a multidisciplinary understanding of the global economy’s role in today’s world. Keeping a good balance between abstract and concrete, as well as particular and general, the course constitutes a basic toolbox to understand economies in the 21st century. Embarking on this journey of discovery, international and Swedish students will reflect critically on the past and current state of the economy in order to imagine alternatives economic futures.
Welcome to The Global Economy, Autumn 2018!
Here you will find the latest information related to the course ‘The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation’ 2018. Please keep checking this course portal for the latest updates, and if you have any questions, contact the Course Coordinators, Guy Finkill and Aaron Tuckey, at gec(at)cemus.uu.se or individually at guy.finkill(at)cemus.uu.se and aaron.tuckey(at)cemus.uu.se.
Schedule & Course Info
- Welcome Letter
- Course Schedule 16.07.18 (this will be updated throughout the course!)
- Course Information Booklet 2018
- Grading Criteria
- How to Reference (Harvard System – Anglia Ruskin University)
- Language and Writing Support
- Support Services for all students and Special Pedagogical Support
- Literature Information Sheet
- Literature Compilation 2018
- Examination Schedule
- Module 1 – Discussion Groups
- Module 1 – Instructions Assignment 1 Delving into Development
- Module 2 – Group Case Study Presentation and Report
- Module 2 – Reflection on Group Case Study Presentation and Report
- Module 2 – In-Class Debate – see also Debate Template
- Module 3 – Final Assignment – Economic Possibilities in the Anthropocene (Graded)
- Module 3 – Economic Futures Video Report
- Make-up tasks
Course start-up 2018
Hi all and welcome to The Global Economy 2018! Please see the above course information (progressively updated) and make sure to come to the compulsory course registration on Monday September 3. Until then, have a great summer!
Aaron and Guy