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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Knowledge and Creative Economies
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 26728
Module Lead Caroline Chapain
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description This module explores our understandings of the dynamics of urban and regional economies. In this context, it examines the interaction of economic and state systems at different spatial scales – global, regional, national, sub-national – with a view to understanding the reciprocal influence between these. It also examines certain key concepts that are important in our current efforts to account for spatial economic change – clusters, innovation, knowledge, goods and services, sectors and technologies, and capitalism. The module combines discussion of these concepts with investigation of specific case studies.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts and evidence that are important in understanding the interaction of economic and state systems especially at the regional and urban levels;
  • Systematically apply this knowledge to case studies and in a comparative (global, cross-national, inter-regional and inter-local) way;
  • Critically evaluate the appropriateness of policy responses to deal with economic changes at different spatial scales.
Assessment 26728-01 : Essay : Coursework (80%)
26728-02 : Class Test : Class Test (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: one 2,000 words essay; one hour class test; end of semester 2. The essay is worth 80% of the module mark, the class test 20%.

Reassessment: one 2,000 words essay.
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