The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation, 15 credits


Welcome to The Global Economy, Autumn 2019!

Here you will find the latest information related to the course ‘The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation’ 2019. Please keep checking this course portal for the latest updates, and if you have any questions, contact the Course Coordinators at gec(at)cemus.uu.se.


Schedule & Course Info

Lecture Slides

 


Warm welcome to ‘The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation’!

During the course we will focus on a number of socio-economic issues ranging from international trade, economic growth and climate change, to development, inequalities and finance. Throughout the semester, different theories and historical examples are analysed and discussed in sessions with knowledgeable and inspiring guest lecturers, in order to offer a multidisciplinary understanding of the global economy’s role in today’s world. Embarking on this journey of discovery, international and Swedish students will be asked to reflect critically on the past and current state of the global economy in order to imagine alternative economic futures.

Some of the complex questions we will be dealing with are: What is the real wealth of nations? How is the global economic system performing under increasing ecological and social pressures? Which institutions and actors have the best opportunities to work towards building desirable and sustainable economies?

Please see the welcome letter, course information booklet, preliminary schedule and examination outline above. We will soon be adding even more information to this page, so stay tuned! If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact us at gec(at)cemus.uu.se.

We are looking forward to meeting all of you!

Best,

Nick Fitzpatrick and Aaron Tuckey 
Course Coordinators


 

Autumn 2019, 50 %, Campus

Application at antagning.se »

Start date: 2 September 2019

End date: 19 January 2020

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-19508 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 32500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 32500

About the course

What is the real wealth of nations? How is the global economic system performing under increasing ecological and social pressures? Which institutions and actors have the best opportunities to work towards building desirable and sustainable economies?

The course aims to present a variety of theoretical perspectives on issues of political economy in the context of sustainable development. Throughout the semester, different theories and historical examples are analysed and discussed in sessions with knowledgeable and inspiring guest lecturers in order to offer a multidisciplinary understanding of the global economy’s role in today’s world. Keeping a good balance between abstract and concrete, as well as particular and general, the course constitutes a basic toolbox to understand economies in the 21st century. Embarking on this journey of discovery, international and Swedish students will reflect critically on the past and current state of the economy in order to imagine alternatives economic futures.