Module Identifier IPM4030  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Ian Clark  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Seminar. 1 x two hour seminar per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment Essay: 1 x 4,000 words  50%
Supplementary Exam Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics. 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Brief description

The module will trace the development of processes of globalization throughout the twentieth century. In particular, it will investigate the nature of the pre-1914 international economy and balance of power, the impact of the two world wars, the reasons for the apparent disintegration of the inter-war period, the association between globalization and the development of the cold war, and the evidence for a distinctive form of globalization since the 1980s.


The module aims to provide a thematic overview of twentieth century international history around the organizing concept of globalisation. It will explore the utility of this concept to determine whether it is a helpful theme around which to construct a 'macro' interpretation of the century.


This module is at CQFW Level 7