ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Code MKIB261
Coordinator Dr V Gkotsis
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
V.Gotsis@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

MKIB152 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT; MKIB225 BUSINESS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   12

      12

22

46
Timetable (if known)           60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
 
Private Study 104
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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Assessment 2: MCQ test Assessment Type: Practical Assessment Duration: 24 hour, 20 multiple choice questions Weighting: 30% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Stand  24 hours, 20 multipl    30       
Assessment 1: Report Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2500 words (Maximum) Weighting: 70% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonym  -2500 words    70       

Aims

This module is concerned with the theoretical and practical implications of international development in the global economy. The module will enable an in-depth analysis of the central issues associated with the economics and policies of international development. The module also provides an insight into problems, challenges and recent trends in international development as well as identifies future directions.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Understand in some depth alternative theoretical perspectives associated with international development;

(LO2) Describe and critically assess major economic and social issues that persist indeveloping world;

(LO3) Suggest remedies and define obstacles associated with international development;

(LO4) Critique remedies and policies using some of the contrasting viewpointsassociated with development studies;

(LO5) Improve students' citation and referencing skills;

(LO6) Show an awareness of the relationships between economic and policy concepts and actual policies;

(LO7) Critically assess the role of international trade strategy and regional trade blocks in the development process;

(LO8) Critically assess the international role of the Global Governance Institutions;

(LO9) Understand other issues central to international development

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Teamwork

(S5) Organisational skills

(S6) Communication skills

(S7) IT skills

(S8) International awareness

(S9) Lifelong learning skills

(S10) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Delivery: Mixed, hybrid delivery with social distancing on campus

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: The key themes in the module are introduced in recordings. Videos and other interactive teaching methods may be used. Students are expected to take follow-up and background reading and carry out independent research.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 22
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Seminar
Description: Details of the seminars are announced in recordings.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: Weekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Student Hours: 104
Description: Students are expected to read widely from the following list: Global Shift: Peter Dicken (Sage: London, 2011) Economics of Development, Ninth Edition, A.P. Thirlwall (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011); The Companion to Development Studies, edited by Vandana Desai and Robert Potter (Arnold: London, 2002) The New Development Management, edited by Dar and Cooke (London: Zed, 2008). This is available as a hard copy or ebook. Development Theory, second edition, Pieterse (London: Sage, 2009); A Radical History of Development Studies, Uma Kothari (ed)., (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005); Issues in World Politics, eds. White et al. (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005).

Non-modular Requirements
If a student has not previously studied MKIB152, then MKIB261 can only be taken if studied alongside MKIB225. Students who have studied MKIB152 in the past are not required to take MKIB225 (unless it is a compulsory module for their programme).

This is a pre-requisite for the following:
MKIB360

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Lectures, seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): MCQ test and Report

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Lectures, seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Lectures, seminars, private study
Mode of assessment (if applicable): MCQ test and Report

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: Private study
Mode of assessment (if applicable): MCQ test and Report

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Private study, seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Report

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Comme rcial awareness
How this is developed: Lectures, private study
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Lectures, private study
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed: Lectures, seminars, private study
Mode of assessment (if applicable)


Syllabus

 

Lectures will introduce the following subjects:  
1. Defining International Development
2. Measuring Development
3. Classic theories of development
4. Poverty Inequality and Development
5. Aid and Development: Foreign finance, Investment and Aid
6. Evolution of the World Economy and Global Governance
7. Trade, Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development
8. BRICS, Bottom of the Pyramid and the Role of Business in International Development
9. Problems and Challenges of Development


Recommended Texts

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