Guías Académicas

GLOBAL SOCIETY

GLOBAL SOCIETY

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES

Curso 2021/2022

1. Subject Information

(Date last modified: 18-05-21 12:07)
Code
109000
Plan
290
ECTS
6.00
Type
Basic
Year
1
Duration
First semester
Area
SOCIOLOGÍA
Departament
Sociología y Comunicación
Virtual platform

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Professor Information

Profesor/Profesora
Mónica del Pilar Otaola Barranquero
Group/s
Único
Departament
Sociología y Comunicación
Area
Sociología
Centre
Fac. Educación
Office
Seminario Sociología Edificio Europa
Office hours
-
Web address
-
E-mail
monicaotaola@usal.es
Telephone
670576341

2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan

Curricular area to which the subject matter pertains.

FB: Formación Básica (Basic Training)

Purpose of the subject within the curricular area and study plan.

Basic course of the first year, provides basic theoretical and methodological training in sociology

Professional profile.

The course is design for understand complex relationships in a global society

3. Prerequisites

None specials

4. Learning objectives

To understand the social dynamics in the global society through sociological perspective and critical communication

5. Contents

Theory.

1.        Mapping Main Concepts

2.        Theories and discourses of the Global Society

3.        Is culture an ally of globalization?

4.        Human interaction in global societies

5.        Global labor and labor movements

6.        Without health, there is no globalization?

7.        Ecology beyond globalization

8.        Global experience: Media and technology

9.        Human rights and SDGs in global society

10.     Global inequalities, new inequalities in the age of globalization

11.     Global inequalities: migration and sex trafficking

12.     Security Issues in Global Society

13.     Methodological Tool to analyze Global Society – I

14.     Methodological Tool to analyze Global Society – II

6. Competences acquired

Basic / General.

CB1 CB2 CB3 CB4

CG2 CG3

Specific.

CE19

7. Teaching methods

Classes will include theoretical and practical sessions where the active participation of the students will be important.

8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods

9. Resources

Reference books.

  • Adorno, T. 2000, Introduction to sociology, Ed. Standford University Press
  • Little, W. Introduction to Sociology. 2nd Canadian Edition

Other bibliographic references, electronic or other types of resources.

  • Castells, M. 2014. The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective. OpendMind, BBVA.
  • Connell, R. 2007. The Northern Theory of Globalization. Sociological Theory.25:4.
  • Code, L. 1998 How to Think Globally: Stretching the Limits of Imagination, Hypatia Vol.13, no2.
  • Dijk van Jan. 2006. The Network Society. Sociological Aspect of New Media. SAGE Publication
  • Hassi, A. and Stori, G. 2012. Globalization and Culture: The Three H Scenarios. INTECH, Open Science.
  • Lee, E. and Vivarelli, M- 2006. The Social Impact of Globalization in the Develeping Countries, Discussion Paper. No. 1925, IZA.
  • Metcalfe, B.D and Rees, C. 2010. Gender, globalization and organization. Exploring power, relations and intersections, Equality, Diversity. An International Journal, Vol. 29, No1.
  • Sorokin, P. 2016. Ethically responsable Global Sociology: conceptual framing of a new visión. Filosofija Sociologija 27:4

The Global Exchange, http://www.globalexchange.org/

Zianet, http://www.zmag.org/ZNETTOPnoanimation.html

International Forum on Globalization, http://www.ifg.org/,

Alternative Information and Development Center, http://aidc.org.za/

Center for Research on Globalization: http://globalresearch.ca/

Transnational Institute: http://www.tni.org/

Institute for Policy Studies: http://www.ips-dc.org/

World Trade Organization: http://www.wto.org/

The Globalization Website: http://www.sociology.emory.edu/globalization/index.html

Yale Global Online: http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/index.jsp

LSE Center for Global Governance: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/global/

The Global Sociology Blog, http://globalsociology.edublogs.org/

Sociologists Without Borders Think Tank, http://www.ssfthinktank.org/ (you have to register to gain access but it is free, easy, and quick)

Center for the Study of Global Power and Politics, http://www.trentu.ca/globalpolitics/

The Bretton Woods Project, http://www.brettonwoodsproject.org/index.shtml

The Global Site: http://www.theglobalsite.ac.uk/press/

World Trade Organization [not the real WTO web site, but cleverly prepared as a critique of the WTO, highly recommended), http://www.gatt.org/

CorpWatch, http://www.corpwatch.org/

Alternative Information and Development Center, http://www.aidc.org.za/

Citizens Trade Campaign, http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/

Globalization 101, http://www.globalization101.org/

10. Assessment

General considerations.

All students are expected to keep up with the required reading and to attend class

Assessment criteria.

All late assigments will not be evaluated

Assessment tools.

The evaluation criteria are divided into three sections: Practical exercises and quizzes (continual assessment) (30%), to carry out a group research project (50%); the examination is equivalent to 20% of the overall mark.

Students must pass the first two parts with a minimum of 5 to be able to average their final grade with what is obtained in the exam. 

Assessment recommendations.

Students must prepare their reading. Their participation in class is very important. Academic dishonesty will not be allowed.

Guidelines in the case of failing the subject.

Follow the observations made to the group project or to the practices (depending on the party to be retrieved)

11. Weekly teaching organization