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Undergraduate Course: Women in the Global Economy (ECNM10091)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Economics CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is an Honours option course for undergraduate students reading for single and joint Honours degrees offered by the School of Economics.

This course examines the topic of women in the global economy for students with a knowledge of economic and econometric analysis at the undergraduate level. It introduces students to key theories, concepts, trends, and major issues relating to gender and the macroeconomy.
Course description This course aims to present students with an overview of key areas relating to women in the global economy. It will examine and consider the key empirical literature relating to labour force dynamics, gender wage gaps, gender and globalisation, financial inclusion, macroeconomic policy impacts on gender equality, and topical issues (such as the economic impacts of violence against women and girls) relating to gender and the macroeconomy

The course is taught through a programme of lectures and seminars. Reading and critical assessment of the literature is an important ingredient of the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Economics 2 (ECNM08006)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Essentials of Econometrics (ECNM10052)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have an equivalent of at least 4 semester-long Economics courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. This MUST INCLUDE courses in Intermediate Macroeconomics (with calculus); Intermediate Microeconomics (with calculus); Probability and Statistics; and Introductory Econometrics. If macroeconomics and microeconomics courses are not calculus-based, then, in addition, Calculus (or Mathematics for Economics) is required.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 169 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 30% Coursework (Comprising of one group presentation worth 10% and one individual essay worth 20%)
70% Final Examination
Feedback Written and verbal feedback will be provided on the group presentation. Written feedback will be provided on the individual essay within three weeks of the submission deadline.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Women in the Global Economy2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. A knowledge and understanding of key concepts, issues, theories and models relating to gender and the macroeconomy, along with empirical evidence on and policy implications of those theories and models and a deeper understanding of recent research activity.
  2. Research and investigative skills such as problem framing and solving and the ability to assemble and evaluate complex evidence and arguments.
  3. Communication skills in order to critique, create and communicate understanding and to collaborate with and relate to others.
  4. Personal effectiveness through task-management, time-management, teamwork and group interaction, dealing with uncertainty and adapting to new situations, personal and intellectual autonomy through independent learning.
  5. Practical/technical skills such as, modelling skills (abstraction, logic, succinctness), qualitative and quantitative analysis and general IT literacy.
Reading List
There is no single textbook for this course. However, students ought to refer to the following books for reference:
Benerķa, L. Berik, G and Floro, M. (2015) Gender, Development and Globalization: Economics As If All People Mattered London: Routledge. 2nd Edition.
Jacobsen, J. (2007) The Economics of Gender Wiley-Blackwell. 3rd edition.
Marchand, M. and Runyan, A. (2011) Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites, and Resistance New York: Routledge. 2nd Edition.
Throughout the course, we will also examine a variety of academic articles, working papers, and surveys with specific required reading prescribed for each topic.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research and Inquiry
B1. The ability to identify, define and analyse theoretical and applied economic problems and identify or devise approaches to investigate and solve these problems.
B3. The ability to critically assess existing understanding of economic and social issues, the limitations of that understanding and the limitations of their own knowledge and understanding of those issues.
B4. The ability to question the principles, methods, standards and boundaries of economic knowledge

Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
C1. The ability to be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning, and are committed to continuous reflection, self-evaluation and self-improvement.
C4. The ability to collaborate and debate effectively to test, modify and strengthen their own views.

D1. The ability to make effective use of oral, written and visual means to critique, create and communicate understanding.
D2. The ability to further their own learning through effective use of feedback.
D3. The ability to use communication as a tool for collaborating and relating to others.

Personal Effectiveness
E1. The ability to manage tasks and also skills in time-management.
E4. The ability to work effectively with others, capitalising on their different thinking.
Additional Class Delivery Information 10 two hour lectures, plus 5 one hour tutorials in addition.
Course organiserDr Sinead Ashe
Tel: (0131 6)51 5947
Course secretaryMrs Anna Domagala
Tel: (0131 6)51 5305
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