GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES
1. Subject Information(Date last modified: 06-06-22 11:02)
- First semester
- Sociología y Comunicación
- Virtual platform
- Mónica del Pilar Otaola Barranquero
- Fac. Educación
- Seminario Sociología Edificio Europa
- Office hours
- Monday and Tuesday: 10.00-11.50
- Web address
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
The course is design for understand complex relationships in a global society and mains debates related to global society.
4. Learning objectives
To understand the social dynamics in the global society through sociological perspective and critical communication
- Mapping Main Concepts
- Is culture an ally of globalization?
- Human interaction in global society
- Methodological Tools to analyze global society
- Global inequalities: concepts, theories, and social policies
6. Competences acquired
Basic / General.
CB1 CB2 CB3 CB4
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
- Macionis, John J. (2018). Sociology. Sisteenth edition. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, Print
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/
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/
Alternative Information and Development Center, http://www.aidc.org.za/
Citizens Trade Campaign, http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/
Globalization 101, http://www.globalization101.org/
All students are expected to keep up with the required reading and to attend class
All late assigments will not be evaluated
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.
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)