DURATION & MODE OF STUDY
1 year full-time
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
MINIMUM UNITS REQUIRED
The programme has a “4+3+2” structure:
4 required programme core courses for all students
3 required concentration core courses in one from five concentrations &
2 elective courses to complete the concentration
Each course carries 3 credit units
CONCEPTS, THEORIES & INSTITUTIONS OF GLOBAL STUDIES
This core course introduces the key concepts, theories and institutions that make up the field of Global Studies. It provides students with a common language and academic repertoire that enables their own inter-disciplinary and professional development.
RESEARCH METHODS FOR GLOBAL STUDIES
In this course, students will be guided through the essential components of research, including doing preparatory work such as research design, literature review and research ethics; thinking through the practicalities of data collection; planning how to manage and analyze the data generated from these techniques; and thinking about how to present and write up the findings of the research. Students are exposed to various skills and transdisciplinary thinking and get the opportunity to apply them in the development of their research proposal.
DEBATING GLOBAL SOCIETY
The course aims to introduce students to the expository and critical literature concerning globalization in order to consider the origins and development of global society and its consequences. The objectives of the course include engaging students with debates concerning globalization and alternate economic approaches, the political economic issues raised by globalization (including neo-liberalism), the transformation of faith communities through globalization, educational and knowledge consequences of globalization and related themes.
Globalization is not just a contemporary phenomenon, nor is it to be understood simply in the singular. Ideas, institutions, goods, and people have always travelled, only at times more so. This course presents various trajectories, and politico-economic configurations of globalizations throughout history, engaging critically with the genealogy of ideas such as; universal values, free trade, global governance, cosmopolitanism, and multiculturalism. From Marxist, postcolonial, and ecological perspectives we furthermore evaluate the effects globalizations has had on people, communities, and the environment. The underlying questions put to the various historical examples concerns what is good and bad in globalization, all in order to understand better our own responsibilities, possibilities, and positions in an increasingly connected world.
Students are required to take 3 core courses; 2 in one from five concentrations, plus Independent Project or Professional Placement. All concentration core courses will be given in the first semester. Independent project OR Professional placement will be given in the summer term.
Overseas Field Studies
Urban Cultural Landscape
Urban Development in China
Sociological Issues in Urban and Regional Development
Managing Change in Schools
Socio-cultural Context of Human Development
Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Managing learning Diversity in Inclusive Educational Settings
Health Inequalities in a Global Context
Topic Studies in Social History: Global Health and Human Society
East Asia: Economic Miracles and Social Change
Globalization and WTO
World Order Issues
Public Affairs and Public Policy
Current Issues of European Integration
Topics in Asian Politics