BACHELORS AND MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING

UE Code : IM2-MI-GAAI Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

Second year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :

French

Studies organization

Credits :

7.00

Semester :

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Total Hours :

130.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)

Details

Objectives :

- To understand the political aspect of international trade relations
- To detect, understand and analyze the challenges of agricultural globalization : The winners and losers of globalization (farming communities around the world).
- To analyze the role of international institutions (Rules of international trade and agricultural development policies)

Contents :

International trade relations:
• Country risks and political risks
• Democratization and political culture
• Political and cultural approach of major economic powers (by continent)
• Business policies and geo-economic rivalries
• Geopolitics of maritime transportation
• Social and cultural consequences of economic globalization
•Social responsibility of multinational corporations (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainable development

Agricultural Globalization :
• Agricultural negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and regional agreements
• World hunger and food sovereignty (Food and Agriculture Organization World Food Program - WFP)
• Agriculture as a development project (Micro-loans / world bank)

Prerequisites :

International Economics

Teaching methods :

Classes, workshops, case studies (Social Responsibilities of Businesses)

Speakers:
Mathieu REPPLINGER
Mohamed GHALI
Eric MARAIS

Workshops: Nantes Geopolitics (IRIS)

Assessment :

Written Exam + Geopolitics Dossier

Bibliography :

2nd year of Master of Science in Engineering

Students will choose only one of these topics according to their major initially chosen.
The end thesis internship is compulsory only for degree-seeker students (including students attending a bi-degree).