- Code POLS4031
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences, Human Rights, Politics
One term that has come to prominence in the last 20 years, globalisation, seeks to characterize this contemporary moment, and yet, the debate over what globalisation means and what it contributes analytically to our understanding of the world has raged down the corridors of the academy, while voices in the global political domain, have proceeded as if globalisation is a fact that needs to be made to work. This course explores the different frameworks by which globalisation has been understood and debated and helps students to zero in on the issues that affect contemporary global life from poverty, crisis, and security, to identity, migration, development, nationalism, media and popular culture, new global actors such as civil society and multinational corporations. It explores some of the dominant frameworks that have come to apply to globalisation in both the academic and policy realm, such as 'Global Citizenship' and 'Global Governance'. This course will not definitively define globalisation for students, but will equip them with the theoretical and analytical tools to begin to evaluate the theories, issues and debates that encompass globalisation both academically and practically.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate good knowledge of the debates, theories and issues surrounding globalisation;
- understand how different approaches contribute to different understandings of globalisation and have different normative implications;
- offer critically based insights into the issues raised by different approaches to globalisation;
- critically reflect upon the literature and materials presented in this course; and
- apply relevant research methodologies to this subject area.
Indicative AssessmentBook review, 1000 words (25%) LO 2, 3,4
Major Research Essay, 4000 words (55%) LO: 1-5
Problem Based Learning, 1000 words (20%) LO: 2, 3, 4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of seminars; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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