4108644: CF_An introduction to Geography - Economies in Space and Time

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Semester:SS 16
Type:Miscellaneous
Language:English
Scheduled in semester:1-6
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:27.0 L / 20.5 h
Self-directed study time:69.7 h

Module coordination/Lecturers

Curricula

Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship (01.09.2015)

Description

  • The course will introduce basic concepts of economic geography. Case studies from different regions of the world will show how different actors make decisions about the places of their business. We will discuss the implication of natural resource distribution, colonial legacies, geopolitical shifts and technological change. We will study the development of national economies in the light of demographic change, regional cultural preferences, economic performance and global ecological challenges.

Learning Outcomes

  • The students will have a better understanding of a firm's global strategy.
  • The students will have a better understanding of the global distribution of wealth and poverty.
  • The students will see challenges ahead for economies at different stages of development.
  • The students learn to think about production chains and their traces on the global landscape.

Qualifications

Lectures Method

  • Lecture & seminar discussions

Literature

Reading material will be provided on moodle.

Exam Modalities

Part A: (50%): Analyze geographical strategies and performance of a mayor transnational company based on the latest annual report available. Prepare a 6-slide presentation.
Part B: (50%): Write a 4-5 page essay on a topic related to the course.

Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)

Assessment

Passed / Failed

  • Course based on continuous assessment, details see under "assessment".
  • Meeting attendance obligations is an essential pre-requisite for successfully completing a course based on continuous assessment.
  • Attendance must be proven for at least 80% of the stipulated contact time. Responsibility for checking and providing written proof of this obligatory attendance lies with the course lecturer who is required to store this information at least until the end of the semester.
  • In the case of absenteeism that exceeds the specified limits of absence, a medical certificate is required. Responsibility lies with the head of the Coordination Office for Cross-Faculty Elective Subjects to approve the reason for the student's failure to attend.
  • Participation in other activities of the university are not recognized as an excused absence.

Comments

Cross-faculty elective subject:
Notice the special Multi-stage allocation process.

Dates

DatumZeitRaum
22.02.201617:30 - 19:45S1
29.02.201617:30 - 19:45S1
07.03.201617:30 - 19:45S1
21.03.201617:30 - 19:45S1
04.04.201617:30 - 19:45S1
11.04.201617:30 - 19:45S1
18.04.201617:30 - 19:45S1
25.04.201617:30 - 19:45S1
02.05.201617:30 - 19:45S1
09.05.201617:30 - 19:45S1