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GG3576: GLOBALISATION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:42

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 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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments


First Attempt:

Essay (40%)

Presentation (40%)

Online exam (20%)


Resit of any failed element

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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