Introduction to Global Studies - SIMP17
The course commences with a set of workshops that will enable the students to situate themselves within global studies and gain insight into the study of the global versus the local and how globalization is located within this nexus. Students are also encouraged to think about the ways in which global issues and developments connect with national and regional forms of governance. Other topics include globalization as an economic process, inequalities within globalizing processes, gender and globalization, psychological expressions of globalization. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the connection between (in)security and globalization, including human security as well as regional integration versus globalization.
The teaching team includes Dr Annika Bergman Rosamond (Political Science, Programme Director, Global Studies), Dr Catia Gregoratti (Political Science), Dr Roger Sages (Psychology), Dr Barbara Schulte (Sociology), Professor Helle Rydström (Gender) and Dr Jan Olof Nilsson (Sociology). Together we aim to provide a high quality course that offers wide a range of discussions of the global that nonetheless are interlinked through discourse and practice.
Excerpts from student evaluations
“[The most satisfactory aspects of the course were] learning new concepts and seeing globalization from different perspectives.”
“[The part of the course which has been professionally useful is] being introduced to the various perspectives (i.e. the psychological, political, sociological) one on subject (e.g. globalization).”