Checking date: 08/02/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Globalization
(17720)
Study: Bachelor in History and Politics (352)


Coordinating teacher: HOUPT , STEFAN OLIVER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art, Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Description of contents: programme
The historical part of the subject studies the phenomenon of globalization from the network society. Two contemporary technical revolutions have trans- formed the dimensions of space and time for human beings: the transport revolution, begun in the nineteenth century, and the digital revolution, which, begun in the twentieth century, already shows its effects at all levels of human activity in this twenty-first century. To study what this phenomenon con- sists of and the scenario of transformations that it presents is the objective of this part. The Network as a space without places, without distances and without delays: the technological foundation of a networked world. The continuous connection: people and connected objects. From the industrial ship to 3D printing: a new concept of production and distribution of goods. Big Data: new hegemonies. Citizens of the world in network and digital identity: the chain of blocks. Imbalances, conflicts and opportunities. The sociological module of the course Globalization examines the main debates that organize the sociological literature on the topic, as well as the main topics on which this literature focuses. Theoretical Debate: Convergence versus Diversity Globalization and Economic Inequality Globalization and Geographical Mobility Globalization and Values Globalization and Supranational Identifications Globalization and Xenophobia Globalization and the Formation of Transnational Social Groups
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.