Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Industry and Innovation: International Perspectives ESH4006

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The primary aim of this course is to allow students to develop a critical appreciation of the cultural and historical factors that affect industrial innovation and of the ways that industrial innovation can influence economic performance through comparing experiences in three different countries during the twentieth century.

Timetable

Lectures: one hour per week

Seminars: one hour per week

 

Please note this course does not run every session. For further information please check the ESH Moodle page.

Requirements of Entry

Enrolment in an MA (SocSci) or MA (Arts) Honours Programme

Assessment

One essay = 25%

One source report = 15%

One two-hour exam = 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

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Course Aims

The primary aim of this course is to allow students to develop a critical appreciation of the cultural and historical factors that affect industrial innovation and of the ways that industrial innovation can influence economic performance through comparing experiences in three different countries during the twentieth century.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be expected to have:

1. acquired some understanding of the political, economic, and social context of industrial innovation in the three countries under consideration;

2. developed the ability to compare the context and degree of success of industrial innovation in the three countries at specific points in time;

3. developed an ability to analyse the factors accounting for or hindering successful industrial innovation;

4. developed a critical awareness of some of the methods of comparative history.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.