|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module focuses on patterns and processes of globalization (i.e., economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental) and the critical global challenges of the 21st Century.
The module aims to provide students with a critical framework for understanding, analyzing, and interpreting globalization conceptualizations and processes in multiple arenas (e.g. global trade and governance, information technologies, education, gender, health, climate change) implications and challenges for the future. Students will also learn in a collaborative environment which encourages them to think, write, reflect and engage with the instructor and other students.
The syllabus is structured so to provide the grounds on which the following questions can be answered:
1. How is globalization conceptualized and critiqued?
2. What are the major patterns and processes underlying globalization?
3. What are the major global institutions and what are their roles?
4. How has technological change contributed to global change?
5. How are new patterns and processes of globalization affecting multiple arenas in economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental dimensions of life?
6. What are the major global challenges of the 21st Century?
7. What are the societal the implications for the future?
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||36||1:00||36:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||64:00||64:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
Formal lectures, web-based media, group wikis, in-class discussion, and web resources provide a varied learning environment to cover the syllabus outline and to ensure students can achieve the stated learning outcomes. There will be opportunities for students to pose questions, debate, and critically discuss issues during class sessions. A variety of materials will be posted on Blackboard, including most key readings and web-based media sources.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||15||Written exercise (group, out of class) 2 x 7.5% in semester 1|
|Written exercise||2||M||15||Written exercise (group, out of class) 2 x 7.5% in semester 2|
The two-hour exam will be unseen questions that are based on the main topic area questions that have been address by students in Group during Sem 1 & 2 and will demonstrate knowledge outcomes. The Coursework will address skills outcomes.
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