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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»

BRICS in Global Economy

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

BRICS nations have been developing as one the most influential alliances in terms of contribution to the world’s economy, foreign markets expansion, or enhanced liaisons with other emerging economies. How do these countries do that? What challenges do they face? What countries might join the quintet in the future (if any)? These and other essential topics are in focus of the course. The course will give opportunity to get acquainted with insights, problems, dynamics and trends of BRICS, to discuss challenges for traditional world economic architecture and the role of BRICS on international scene.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main goal of the course is to increase students' critical thinking competency, to develop advanced competency in fundamental understanding and evaluating the current and perspective situation of BRICS — a relatively new player in the arena of world economy and international business.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student is able to think critically and interpret the experience (personal and of other persons), relate to professional and social activities
  • Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: - in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); - and depending on the target audience
  • Student is capable of posing research problems relevant to the study of political phenomena and political processes; setting particular research tasks; and putting together a research design
  • Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • History of BRICS development and the architecture of World Economy
  • BRICS as a facilitator of cooperation between country-members: results and perspectives
  • BRICS and other initiatives, including 'One Belt and One Road'
  • Economic development of BRICS countries
  • Cross-cultural communication issues
  • Current status of cooperation, trends and challenges of BRICS country-members
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-Class Activity
    In-class activities involve a blend of different experiences to illustrate key points of the course. The course includes both team-based and individual assignments.
  • non-blocking Test
    The Test will be conducted in the written form - multiple-choice test. The Test questions are based on the lectures’ and seminars’ material available to students through the LMS. It includes 20 questions with 4 possible answers.
  • non-blocking Course Project
    This is a team-based activity. The final presentation of the team project results is scheduled during the last seminar of the course.
  • non-blocking Final Test
    The Final Test is administered at the end of the second module. It will be conducted in the written form - multiple-choice test. The Final Test is based upon the lectures’ and seminars’ material. It includes 40 questions with 4 possible answers. The duration of the Final Test is 40 minutes. Students whose accumulated intermediate assessment is 8 – 10 points for three assessment elements (0.25 * In-Class Activity + 0.25 * Test + 0.25 * Team Project) are not required to pass the Final Test. In this case, the accumulated grade (O accum.) could be counted as the final grade (O final) upon the student’s decision.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Course Project + 0.25 * Final Test + 0.25 * In-Class Activity + 0.25 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Jing Gu, Alex Shankland, & Anuradha Chenoy. (2016). The BRICS in International Development. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Sergey Smirnov, Ataman Ozyildirim, & Paulo Picchetti. (2019). Business Cycles in BRICS. Springer.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Austin, J. (2019). Competitiveness in Trade of BRICS Countries. Society Publishing.
  • Dhanasekaran, P., & Sumathy, M. (2018). Economic Performance of BRICS Economies: An Analysis of Pre and Post BRICS Era. Focus: Journal of International Business, 5(2), 68–78. https://doi.org/10.17492/focus.v5i2.14384
  • Dieter, H. V. (DE-588)115673083, (DE-627)077397126, (DE-576)290011868, aut. (2021). First summit of the anti-China coalition Cornwall G7 highlights BRICS weakness Heribert Dieter ; Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, German Institute for International and Security Affairs ; translation by Meredith Dale.
  • DINCER KAYA, H., & ENGKUCHIK, E. N. S. (2021). A Comparison of China and the Other BRICS Countries: How Did China Surpass the Others? Review of International Comparative Management / Revista de Management Comparat International, 22(2), 180–192. https://doi.org/10.24818/RMCI.2021.2.180
  • Rob van Tulder, Alain Verbeke, Jorge Carneiro, & Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez. (2017). The Challenge of BRIC Multinationals. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.