- Module code: PO374
- Module name: Politics of Globalization
- Department: Politics and International Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
The module aims to: Explore the definitions, Measurements and chronologies of globalisation; Explore the main theoretical approaches to understanding globalisation; Offer an understanding of the key institutions of supranational governance; Analyse the key agents and logics driving contemporary processes of globalisation; Assess the key changes that are taking place in the organisation of work and the role of structural change in the global economy in driving these changes; Explore the political and cultural significance of consumption; Consider the implications of globalisation for conceptions of citzenship.
Principal learning outcomes
On completion of this module, you should be able to: Demonstrate an appreciation of key debates concerning how we define, measure, date and explain globalisation. Critically discuss the characteristics of the key institutions of global governance; Assess the gendered social and cultural impact of structural changes in the global political economy; Critically analyse, both orally and in writing, the current issues facing social actors as the locus of economic organisation increasingly shifts to the supranational level .
Timetabled teaching activities
This module is taught through a weekly one-hour lecture with a one-hour seminar in terms 1 and 2.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: PO374-30)|
|C (Assessed/examined work)||3000 word essay||50%|
|2 hour examination (Summer)||50%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||Assessment for visiting/exchange students||100%|
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