|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
25B Wally's Walk, Room B263
25B Wally's Walk, Room B268
40cp at 1000 level or above OR (10cp in HIST or MHIS or POL or POIR or MHIX or POIX units)
Globalization is older than we think. In the European Middle Ages, a network of trade routes connected the Afro-Eurasian landmass, which made possible the extensive travels of Italian merchant like Marco Polo and Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta. In the sixteenth century, these networks expanded to include the Americas, creating the first global economy. This unit traces the long history of global capitalism from its medieval origins to the data-driven on-line commerce of the twenty-first century. It explores how commerce and exchange have developed over the past millennium, considering the ideas, commodities, and political forces that have facilitated and impeded trade. It examines the social, cultural, and environmental impacts of global capitalism. This unit explains how the world economy we live today took shape and why it operates the way that it does.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Per Faculty of Arts policy, unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.
Turnitin will close at the deadline for submission of each written assessment tasks. Late submissions will need to be emailed direct to Assoc.Prof. Baker and accompanied by an explanation for their lateness.
Students who encounter difficulties in meeting the deadlines for written assessment tasks should apply for an extension via ask.mq.edu in advance of the due date. Students should familiarize themselves with the University's Special Consideration policy (see Policies and Procedures) before submitting such a request.
|Review paper||30%||No||23:59 30/08/2021|
|Reflective Paper||50%||No||23:59 05/11/2021|
|Weekly quiz||20%||No||23:59 Sunday, weekly|
Secondary source review
Short weekly quiz
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
There is no text book for this unit. All essential readings will be provided. Students will need to conduct some of their own research online and/ or in the library to complete assessment tasks. External students will be able to complete all tasks online.
Week 1 Thinking Historically About Capitalism
Week 2 Silk: Pre-Capitalism in Ancient and Early Medieval Eurasia
Week 3 Pepper: Proto-Capitalism in Medieval Eurasia
Week 4 Wool: Proto-Capitalism in Renaissance Europe
Week 5 Shares: European Mercantilism in Asia
Week 6 Porcelain: Asian Mercantilism in Europe
Week 7 Cotton: The First Industrial Revolution
Week 8 Tea: The Meiji Restoration and Industrial Capitalism
Week 9 Oil: Multinationals and Managerial Capitalism
Week 10 Television: Consumer Capitalism
Week 11 Data: Digital Capitalism
Week 12 The Future of Capitalism
Week 13 Writing Week
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Unit information based on version 2021.03 of the Handbook