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   Course Title    Topical Issues of Globalization for Countries in Transition
Lecturer    Anel Kulakhmetova
Institution    Eurasian Institute of Marketing
Country    Kazakhstan


Course description

The program is provided for full-time students in the third year of the "International Economic Relations" faculty. The thematics correspond to the students’ major field of study according to their future profession. The course intends to provide basic tools to understand the evolution and the theory of the globalization processes. It analyzes how environment and technological change affect economic possibilities and how socio-political institutions affect the economic choices people make, focusing on the case of Kazakhstan.

The course includes three parts. The first part gives a historical overview of the emergence of globalization and the specifics of this problem in a comparative perspective. In the second part the course addresses the evolution of the economy of Kazakhstan during the 90s and discusses the characteristics of the Kazakh economy in the framework of globalization processes. The course explores the independence years of Kazakhstan, the economic and political issues of the given period, and analyzes the role of international integration in the post-Soviet space. The third part of the course discusses the reasons behind future growth or under-development and poverty, and perspectives of international economic relationships of Kazakhstan in the framework of globalization processes.

1. Aim and objectives of the course.

1.1. The purpose of the course is to study the evolution and theory of globalization processes; its main trends and its influence on the countries in transtion, having Kazakhstan as an example.

1.2. The course proposes several tasks, such as:

- understanding the globalization of the world economy,

- understanding Kazakhstan’s place and its perspectives in the world economy,

Based on them students will become familiar with the modern concepts of economic cooperation.

During the course "Topical issues of Globalization for Countries in Transition" students will learn:

- modern trends of international economic relationships’ development;

- the place of transition countries in the new global environment;

- perspectives on Kazakhstan in the globalized economy.

Students must:

- analyze the main economic indexes in the structure of international economic relationships,

- have a common view of peculiarities of international economic relationships on the example of Kazakhstan.

1.3. This course runs in parallel with "International trade", "International currency and finance regulation", "Management of external economic activities".

According to the thematic plan, the course is read during the 6th semester.

1.4. Methods of the course

Faculty

Number of Hours

Colloquia (semester)

 

Lectures (%)

Practical studies (%)

Seminars (%)

 

International Economics

22 (61%)

10 (27%)

3 (8%)

1 (6)

One academic hour corresponds to 40 minutes.

1. Methodical elaborations of lectures are organized traditionally and include:

- name of lecture,

- aims of lecture,

- plan of lecture

- thesis,

- list of used literature,

- length of lecture in academic hours.

2. Methodical elaborations of practical works are organized traditionally and include:

- name,

- aim,

- objectives of practical work,

- tasks to prepare - homework of the student,

- task for original work - work of the student in the auditorium according to the task of the teacher,

- list of required reading for homework,

- list of recommended reading for homework,

- length of practical work in academic hours.

3. Methodical elaborations of seminars are organized traditionally and include:

- name of seminar,

- aim of seminar,

- objectives of seminar,

- name of papers,

- plan of papers,

- list of recommended reading to prepare paper,

- length of seminar in academic hours.

4. Colloquia include:

- list of questions (questions must be prepared to the last lesson, they are given in the beginning of the course).

2. Course Requirements:

  • Participation in the classes (30%)
  • Presentation of readings for class discussion (20%)
  • Colloquia (50%)

The colloquium is organised according to the program of the course. The colloquium runs as a discussion with examiner according to the questions made on the basis of the program.

 

3. Course Content: "Topical Issues of Globalization for Countries in Transition"

Thematic plan of studies of "Topical issues of Globalization in Countries in Transition".

Name of the theme

Type (hours)

Total number of hours

 

Lecture

Practical work

Seminar

 
         

Part 1. Charecteristics of Globalization as an economic category

     

10

1.1. Historical aspect of the Globalization Processes

4

     

1.2. Evaluation of the Process

2

     

1.3. Trends and Steps of Economic Globalization

2

     

1.4. Globalization as an economic category, charecteristics and evaluation of the process

   

2

 

Part 2. Kazakhstan in the framework of globalization

     

14

2.1. Modern economic situation in Kazakhstan - 10 years of independence

4

     

2.2. Economic issues of Kazakh integration into the world community

4

     

2.3. Problems of integration on the post-Soviet space - dreams and realities

 

2

   

2.4. Trade partnership and investment problems - results of a decade of independence

 

2

   

2.5. Oil and gas - problems of industry development

 

2

   

Part 3. The perspective of international economic relations of Kazakhstan in the framework of the globalization processes

     

11

3.1. Economic relations between the US and Kazakhstan

2

     

3.2. Economic relations between China and Kazakhstan

2

     

3.3. Economic relations between Russia and Kazakhstan in the framework of the CIS

2

     

3.4. Perspectives (futurological prognosis) - possible variants of development

 

2

   

3.5. Kazakhstan – miltiple choices in foreign policy in the framework of globalization?

   

3

 

Colloquium

 

1

 

1

Total number of hours

22

10

3

36

 

 

Calendar plan of studies of course "Topical issues of Globalization in the Countries in Transition".

Number of the week

Number of hours

Type of studies

Theme

1-2 weeks

4

l

Historical aspects of the Globalization Processes

3 week

2

l

Evaluation of the Process

4 week

2

l

Trends and Steps of Economic Globalization

5 week

2

p

Globalization as an economic category, charecteristics & evaluation of the process

6-7 weeks

4

l

Modern economic situation in Kazakhstan - 10 years of independence

8-9 weeks

4

l

Economic issues of Kazakh integration into the world community

10 week

2

p

Problems of integration on the post-Soviet space - "dreams and realities"

11 week

2

l

Economic relations between the US & Kazakhstan

12 week

2

l

Economic relations between China & Kazakhstan

13 week

2

p

Trade partnership and investment problems - results of 10-year independence

14 week

2

l

Economic relations between Russia & Kazakhstan in the framework of the CIS

15 week

2

p

Oil and gas – problems of industry development

16 week

2

p

Perspectives (futurological prognosis) - possible variants of development

17 week

3

s

Kazakhstan – miltiple choices in the foreign policy in the framework of globalization?

18 week

1

p

Colloquium

Total number of hours

36

   

l - lecture,

p - practical work,

s - seminar



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