814.546 (20S) Socio-ecological aspects of international trade
- LV-Titel englisch
- Socio-ecological aspects of international trade
- Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
- 4 (20 max.)
- zum Moodle-Kurs
Zeit und Ort
In this class, students will obtain an overview of the basic economic theory on global division of labor via trade and also learn about the main streams of critique of these theories as well as alternative conceptualizations of international trade. Socio-ecological implications of the observed global division of labor will be assessed and the basic theory will be re-evaluated. Further aims are the development of skills in reading and discussion of scientific articles, performing literature searches, and presenting and critically discussing scientific arguments as well as in academic writing.
Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools
Reading of and answering of short questions about scientific articles, in-class discussions about different socio-ecological aspects of the global division of labor, presentations in small groups (2 students), writing of a short text on one topic discussed.
What determines the role which countries play in the global economy? Why did some countries become “global sweatshops” and others “hi-tech powerhouses”? Does it make ‘sense’ for countries to export the staple food of an undernourished population? In this class, we will discuss the basic economic theory on global division of labor via trade and also the main streams of critique of these theories as well as alternative conceptualizations of international trade. We will then assess the socio-ecological implications of the observed global division of labor and will re-evaluate the basic theory.
moodle and internet search
In order to complete this course, students will be required to 1) regularly attend the class (75% attendance rate minimum) and actively participate in in-class discussion on the basis of the assigned literature, 2) complete reading and short writing assignments (to be downloaded from and submitted via Moodle) throughout the semester, 3) prepare a presentation on one or two of the class topics based on assigned reading as well as additional literature (scientific articles, popular media, grey literature), and 4) write a seminar paper on the topic of the presentation including a reflection on the discussions in class.
Upon completion of the course work, the student should understand the basics of (neo-)classical economic theory on the global division of labor, the main critique of and alternatives to that theory, and how both this theory and its critique and alternatives relate to socioecological questions. The students will further have the opportunity to acquire skills in reading and discussing scientific literature, in performing a literature search, in preparing a presentation, and in academic writing.
Attendance (75%), active participation in class, and completion of reading assignments are a prerequisite to successfully completing this course. The students’ coursework will be graded based on 1) the short writing assignments, 2) the presentation(s), 3) the seminar paper, and 4) the active participation in class.
The students are encouraged to contact the teachers in case of any questions or concerns with regard to what is expected of the course work.
Position im Curriculum
- Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie
(SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
Fach: GWF2 Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung
GWF2 Vertiefung (
0.0h VO, SE, EX, KU, SX / 14.0 ECTS)
- 814.546 Socio-ecological aspects of international trade (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
- GWF2 Vertiefung ( 0.0h VO, SE, EX, KU, SX / 14.0 ECTS)
- Fach: GWF2 Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung (Wahlfach)
Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung
- Wintersemester 2016/17
- 814.546 SE Sozialökologische Aspekte globaler Arbeitsteilung (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)