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Global Cities

Course
Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-16723
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 625 SEK
First payment: 10 625 SEK

Summary

In this course, you will learn how the processes of globalization are related to social, cultural, economic, and political transformations in contemporary cities around the world. You are welcome to take the course to complement other studies, or to deepen your professional skills.

About

Today, over half of the world’s population lives in cities and the need for academic research of the changing life in cities around the world is growing rapidly. In this course, you will learn how the processes of globalization are related to social, cultural, economic, and political transformations in contemporary cities around the world. We will also discuss the characteristics of the modern city as well as alternative forms of urban development, and cities as nodes of transnational networks and the ecologically and socially sustainable city.

Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. In the
seminars, you will get the opportunity to deepen your understanding and let your
views be confronted with the perspectives of other students. The pedagogical
methods might also include excursions, film screening, archive visits, and fieldwork. The courses are held in
English with both Swedish and international students.

Do you have any questions? Please contact our Study Counsellors:

https://www.gu.se/en/globalstudies/study-counselling

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

General entrance requirements

Selection

Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

After graduation

You are welcome to take the course to complement other studies, or to deepen your professional skills. The course is connected to current topics and to research at the School of Global Studies. 

Facilities

Our lectures and seminars are held in Annedalseminariet in Linnéstaden, close to the public park Slottsskogen.