Globalization 2

2019-2020

Course Objective

Students who have successfully completed the course “Globalization 2:
Globalization and human development” will have achieved the following
learning outcomes:
A. Knowledge and understanding.
(1) students have acquired an understanding of globalization and human
development by focusing on organization of living conditions of people
in different societies;
(2) students understand how these global networks can be both an
expression of and a response to global social inequality and widening
power disparities;
(3) students have acquired knowledge of and insight into formation of
global elites on the one hand and global networks of resistance as well
as of the disenfranchised on the other; and of the power and cultural
dynamics involved;
(4) students have acquired knowledge new thoughts and new practices to
carry out
political actions, judicial verdicts, administrative sanctions, social
interactions and financial transactions;
(5) students have acquired insight into the way how new forms of a sense
of belonging and concrete global alliances offer an answer to people’s
feelings of insecurity;
B. Applying knowledge and understanding
(6) students are able to explain that the use of human development as an
approach can be help solve the tensions between global forces and local
responses.
C. Making judgments
(7) students are able to recognize that these new networks should
therefore not solely be interpreted as reinforcing societal resilience,
but also cause societal friction;
(8) students are able to analyze these issues of insecurity, new
alliances, new forms of belonging, and societal resilience from multiple
perspectives within the social sciences and understand how different
disciplines can complement, ignore or contradict each other;
(9) students learn to analyse the nature and complexity of current
societal issues or developments.
D. Learning skills
(9) students have acquired a multi-disciplinary conceptual theoretical
toolbox for analysing new communication networks, global alliances and
global forms of belonging;
(10) students are able to develop a written argument about these issues.
(11) students learn how to collaborate with others who employ different
perspectives from their own.

Course Content

In this course Globalization 2: Globalization and human development, we
continue the discussion started in the previous course Globalization 1:
Globalization and human security. We discuss problems of globalization
for the worlds of economic development, migration, technology, democracy
and welfare. We discuss these fields as examples in order to show that
the problems of globalization are similar in the various fields as an
interaction between global forces and local responses. We see as a core
problem that globalization processes disrupt local social organization.
Problems of globalization are seen as an interaction of global forces
and local responses. While in period 4 the emphasis concerned the
analysis of the phenomenon, in period 5 the emphasis concerns the
response to problems of globalisation. Therefore, in this second course
on globalization, we discuss how and to what extent we can organize and
develop living conditions of people in different societies.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and working groups

Method of Assessment

Written examination & paper

Entry Requirements

Students must have participated in Globalization 1

Literature

Selected articles (Canvas)

Custom Course Registration

In this course you can not enroll yourself for the tutorials, but you will be assigned by the course coordinator. Note: You do have to register for the course, with the corresponding parts!

General Information

Course Code S_G2
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. O. Terzi MSc
Examiner dr. O. Terzi MSc
Teaching Staff dr. O. Terzi MSc
H.B. Ploegman MSc
dr. M.J. Verver
K.E. Rinaldi Doligez

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study-group*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.

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