GLOBALISATION: THEORIES, DISCOURSES AND PRACTICES - 2021/2
Module code: CMCM057
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This module will explore the concept of globalisation. It aims to equip students with a thorough theoretical and historical grasp of processes of globalisation – economic, political, and cultural – and highlight how this knowledge can inform and improve their own professional practice and awareness of the presence of globalisation discourses in everyday life.
Theories and historical processes of globalisation will be presented and a wide range of relevant case studies (predominantly video-based and textual, drawing on journalistic and academic sources) will be examined, drawing on techniques from Critical Discourse Analysis. Students will be asked to prepare some of these between seminars and group discussions will provide opportunities for feedback on this work.
School of Literature and Languages
DIPPOLD Doris (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes
- Introduction to globalisation
- Critical Discourse analysis and ideologies of globalisation
- Globalisation and Language
- Economic Globalisation
- Globalisation in Politics and Governance
- Globalisation in Higher Education
- Sustainability as a global concern
- Global Citizenship
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Essay 1 (1000 words)||30|
|Coursework||Essay 2 (2500 words)||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of key concepts and theories of globalisation, to practically apply principles of critical discourse analysis to sources about globalization and to critically discuss issues of equality / inequality caused by globalisation.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Assignment 1: 1000 word essay (addresses learning outcomes 1, 2)
Assignment 2: 2500 word essay (addresses learning outcomes 1, 2, 3)
Formative assessment / feedback
Students will receive feedback on assignment 1 (analysis of one source) in the form of practical advice for the second assignment. In the second assignment, students will analyse a larger number of sources and discuss them in relation to theory and issues of globalisation. Students will also be able to take part in a data session during class time which will be used to generate student and peer feedback on the first assignment.
- to introduce relevant theories of globalisation
- to analyse discourses of globalisation, using the techniques of Critical Discourse Analysis
- to relate the concept of globalisation to specific professional situations and intercultural contexts
- to survey key historical and contemporary manifestations of globalisation, e.g. economic globalisation, language, the internationalisation of higher education, anti-globalisation movements etc.
- to introduce critical discourse analysis as an analytical approach to examining ideological stances towards globalisation
|001||To describe the key concepts and theories associated with manifestations of globalisation||K|
|002||To analyse texts on globalisation using key concepts and theories, as well as techniques from Critical Discourse Analysis||KCT|
|003||To assess how globalisation contributes to equality / inequality and consider implications for professional practice||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to develop students’ understanding of core topics and concepts in globalisation. It is also designed to develop students' knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and techniques of critical discourse analysis. It will provide students with the opportunity to discuss case studies on globalisation and analyse them critically, using CDA and theories of globalisation.
The learning and teaching methods include: a 2 hour seminar x 11 weeks. In each session concepts, models and frameworks will be presented, discussed and applied. Case studies from a range of different sources and contexts will be explored.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for GLOBALISATION: THEORIES, DISCOURSES AND PRACTICES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/cmcm057
Programmes this module appears in
|Intercultural Business Communication and Marketing MA||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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