2145 Elective Course II - International Economics and Development
Mag.Dr. Rudy Weissenbacher, M.A.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/05/23 to 09/29/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/09/23 02:00 PM - 05:15 PM TC.5.04
Monday 10/23/23 02:00 PM - 05:15 PM TC.5.04
Monday 11/06/23 02:00 PM - 05:15 PM TC.5.04
Monday 11/20/23 02:00 PM - 05:15 PM TC.5.04
Monday 12/04/23 02:00 PM - 05:15 PM TC.5.04
Monday 12/18/23 02:00 PM - 05:15 PM TC.5.04
Monday 01/08/24 02:00 PM - 05:15 PM TC.5.04

Uneven socio-spatial development continues to characterize the global economy of the 21st century. This course uses theoretical models and selected areas of economic activities and policies in order to approach international economic relations shaped by commodity chains.

Learning outcomes
Students will be able to assess and contextualize theoretical and empirical questions and issues relating to (semi)peripheral countries and their economies, within current tendencies in the global economy.
Attendance requirements

In-class discussions and presentations are important elements of this course. Therefore, class participation is indispensable and attendance is mandatory. Missing one unit ('block') will be tolerated, however, students ought to communicate with the lecturer.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Participants will read selected literature, present it in class, and discuss related questions and issues. Readings, discussions, and lecture (thematic input by the lecturer) will be common base and content for writing a term paper.


+ class attendance
+ active participation
+ short written reflections (questions) relating to the required readings
+ presentations
+ term paper

Composition of assessment: 30% presentations, 30% participation (active participation in the units, written reflections), 40% term paper.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Students ought to be able to read, communicate and discuss complex readings in social sciences.


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Last edited: 2023-11-20