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Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre

Globalisation and the European Labour Market

Exam number: 6015

Semester: from 4th semester (Schwerpunktbildung)

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Once a year; for the last time in winter semester 2015/2016

Prerequisites: For details regarding the concrete and binding registration for a specific seminar topic see announcements on Moodle and website. Grundlagenausbildung should be completed.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD

Name of the professor: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (lecture, tutorials, seminar etc.) 30 h; self-study: 150 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 2

Methods and duration of examination:
Seminar paper, presentation and discussion

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
- Knowledge of basic models of international economics and their extensions
- Knowledge of recent literature on globalisation, employment and wages
- rhetoric
- academic writing
- academic debate

Contents of the module:
The courses introduces students to the current academic debate on globalisation. A focus lies on the connection between free trade, technological change and labour markets. Furthermore, the course offers a primer in academic writing.

Teaching and learning methods:
Lectures in academic writing, development of scientifc question, literature search and citation rules + block seminar

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
A list of topics and corresponding reading lists of journal articles will be published at the beginning of the semester.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.