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290141 SE Bachelorseminar Human Geography: Regions in transition: Local and global processes (2018S)

(auch für Lehramtsstudierende im Bachelor- und Diplomstudium)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Saturday 17.03. 10:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Friday 13.04. 14:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Friday 04.05. 14:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Saturday 05.05. 09:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Friday 11.05. 14:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course deals with the question of how processes of socio-economic regional development are affected by globalization of production and innovation and examines the ways by which different region types can reposition themselves in globally configured production and innovation networks. The course provides opportunities to discuss these issues from a theoretical perspective and by drawing on concrete empirical examples.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar paper, short presentation of selected topic, peer review, presence and contributions to the discussion in the classroom, joint discussion of compulsory literature

-Seminar paper (30%)
-Short presentation (30%)
-Peer review (20 %)
-Contribution to discussions (20 %)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

On completion of the course, the students shall be able to
-Assess important theoretical approaches related to the overall theme of the seminar
-Explain and assess conditions and strategies for a successful repositioning of regional economies in global production and innovation networks
-Critically review and analyse selected topics in a seminar paper and in a short presentation

Examination topics

-Seminar paper and short presentation
-Peer review
-Critical discussion of theoretical approaches and empirical cases

Reading list

MacKinnon D (2012) Beyond strategic coupling: reassessing the firm-region nexus in global production networks. Journal of Economic Geography, 12(1): 227-245.

Isaksen, A. and Trippl, M. (2017) Innovation in space. The mosaic of regional development patterns. Oxford Review of Economic Policy. Doi: 10.1093/oxrep/grw035

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 7.1) (B11-7.1) (L2-b4) (L2-b4-zSE) (BA UF GW 16)

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