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GG3576: GLOBALISATION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:18


Course Overview

Although ‘globalisation’ is a commonly used term nowadays, its exact meaning is still subject to academic debate. By means of examining key economic, social and political 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, the globalisation of food production and consumption 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
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Piotr Niewiadomski

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Although ‘globalisation’ is a commonly used term nowadays, its exact meaning is still subject to academic debate. By means of examining key economic, social and political 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, the globalisation of food production and consumption and the global debate on climate change. The course is taught by staff from various disciplines.

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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 33

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

 

First Attempt:

Essay (40%)

Presentation (40%)

Online exam (20%)

Resit:

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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