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Global Studies: Key Concepts

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-16704
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 625 SEK
First payment: 10 625 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Summary

The course is an introduction to a conceptual and empirical inquiry on globalization. You are welcome to take the course to complement other studies, or to deepen your professional skills.

About

The course is an introduction to a conceptual and empirical inquiry on globalization. The course applies an interdisciplinary perspective including human ecology, peace and development studies, regional studies, and social anthropology to examine globalization. During the course, you will be introduced to key concepts used to analyse the contemporary process of globalization such as:

  • Dis-embeddedness
  • Homogenization
  • Interconnectedness
  • Mobility
  • Mixing 
  • Re-embeddedness

Using critical perspectives you study how “the local” and “the global” relate to each other, and how contemporary globalization affects life prospects, environments, gender relations, livelihoods, and conflict patterns in different parts of the world.

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 %).

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits (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.