Core Module Information
Module title: World Economy

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE08103
Module leader: Carles Ibanez
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

Principles of Economics (SOE07103) or equivalent SCQF level 7 Economics

Description of module content:

An exploration of current global issues such as the dominance of the capitalist economy model, international propagation of crises, economic growth, economic development, conflicts in the international political system, trade dilemmas in the developing world, globalisation and multinational corporations, currency wars, scarcity of natural resources and environmental threats. Competing theoretical perspectives and key concepts are used to analyse these issues and alternative policy responses are explored. Particular attention is given to explaining the rapid transformation that has occurred throughout the global. Various economic theories that explain the current trends in the world economy and economic development strategies will be explored.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Explain the nature of the key global issues and their implications for future patterns of international growth and development.
LO2: Discuss the competing viewpoints on the appropriateness of crisis-solving policies.
LO3: Identify the various policy responses that have been consequently developed to deal with global issues.
LO4: Use empirical evidence to assess the importance and direction of changes that have taken place throughout the world economy.
LO5: Successfully communicate individual and team findings and personal development orally, via appropriate IT techniques and in writing and contribute effectively to debates on policy issues.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Carles Ibanez
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
This module is presented through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, Moodle presence, thoroughly supported and extended via supplementary material and references via class contact and Moodle. Data analysis competences are developed through the interpretation of relevant statistical material. This will facilitate the development of team work, presentation, and communication skills, including group debate.
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
LOs 1-6: The adoption of practical tutorial work enhances the development of the key employability skills including IT competences and collaborative learning. Further development of skills is facilitated via usage of Moodle. This program design supports and enhances information and academic literacy.
Assessment (formative and summative):
There are three main summative assessments, namely the Moodle Online questions, Tutorial Debates, where both tutor and peer group provide evaluative feedback, and the final examination which covers all the learning outcomes of the module. Also, compulsory weekly self-assessment questions constitute the formative assessment component of the module.



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Online Guided independent study 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 132
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 40 1-5 9 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 20 1-5 1 HOURS= 4, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1 - 5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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