ECON2105 Rise of the Global Economy

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics major sequence
  • Level 2 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit are Management and Commerce, Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit examines the rise of globalisation in the twentieth century from a number of different perspectives: historical, economic, financial and political. The goal of the unit is to give students an appreciation of the factors that have led the global economy to where it is today, in order to gain a better understanding of the current issues that face the global economy.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the issues surrounding globalisation with respect to international trade; (2) explain the issues surrounding globalisation with respect to the international flow of capital and labour (migration); (3) critically evaluate the causes and consequences of major global economic crises over the past century; and (4) critically assess the political and institutional issues surrounding globalisation, from both a domestic and international standpoint.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) major project; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Andrew Williams
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
Incompatibility:
ECON1105 Rise of the Global Economy
Contact hours
lectures/Practical Classes/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1 [SEM-1]
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