Globalisation: Cities, Economies
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Development Studies, Geography, Urban Studies and Planning
Taught In English
Either GEOG2080 or GEOG2130 and SOCS2400.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewGEOG3240 analyses the ways that globalisation has drastically changed the contemporary geography of cities and economies in the context of new global flows of finance, goods, services and ideas. GEOG3240 builds understandings of the rise in power of global cities, the new forms of governance which control them and their intersection with global networks. The course also explores the development of new global geographies of production and consumption. Common themes in the subject include the discursive constructions of globalisation, the nature and effects of technological change, systems of governance, the operations of enterprises, markets and labour markets, the impacts of changes on disadvantaged groups and the possibilities for progressive futures.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Skills to analyse the processes and impacts of change in urban and regional economic spaces at a variety of scales;2. Skills to analyse the processes of urban and economic change as effected by globalisation;3. Knowledge of the major debates and conceptual approaches and theories regarding the nature of economic and urban changes in the contemporary global period;4. The ability to examine a range of methodologies and approaches appropriate to the study of urban and economic change;5. Developed geographical skills and competencies transferable to other subject and employment areas, including the interpretation of subjective data sources; the presentation of material, data interpretation, critical evaluation, essay writing (analysis and synthesis); oral presentation and performance skills and an ability to work in groups and individually.CONTENTThe empirical evidence for globalisationTheoretical understandings of globalisationNetworks and global citiesInternal functioning and governance of global citiesThe operation of the global economySpatial impacts of economic globalisationNew economic spacesThe nature and operation of the enterpriseUrban markets and labour marketsASSUMED KNOWLEDGEEither GEOG2080 or GEOG2130 and SOCS2400.ASSESSMENT ITEMSTutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial AssignmentEssay: Essay 1Essay: Essay 2Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.