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GG3576: GLOBALISATION (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Although ‘globalisation’ is a commonly used terms nowadays, its exact meaning is still subject to academic debate. By means of examining key economic, social, political and environmental aspects of globalisation, this course provides an advanced introduction to our globalising world. It enables students to develop a theoretically and historically informed understanding of globalisation and the processes of international integration and interdependence which globalisation encompasses. Specific topics include theoretical perspectives on globalisation, history of globalisation, global economic governance, global transport, transnational mobility and the global debate on climate change. The course is taught by staff from various disciplines.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Piotr Niewiadomski

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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Course Description

This course provides an advanced introduction to our globalising world. It will enable students to develop a theoretically and historically informed understanding of globalisation. The course aims to increase awareness of what global citizenship is or could be, encouraging students to reflect critically on issues concerned with trans-national modes of solidarity and affinity, as well as the myriad divisions that structure global society. It will enable students to develop their appreciation of different epistemological approaches and their ability to apply these to specific topics and case studies, and to build their confidence and ability to use research literature, as a foundation for Senior Honours study.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt:

1 x 2000-word essay (33.33%)

1 x 15-minute presentation (33.33%)

1 x 1-hour exam (one question) (33.34%)


Resubmission of failed essay and/or re-delivery of failed presentation and/or resit of the exam, with marks for those components to be capped at the CGS level of D3.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Students will receive full feedback on assignments, with written comments on standardised feedback sheets. Verbal feedback will be available from markers on request.

Course Learning Outcomes

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