Module code: GLOL001

Module Overview

This module explores the notion of global citizenship, providing an overview of the central competences associated with global citizenship, the social responsibilities it entails and the civic engagement / action which may be its consequence. It allows students to reflect on their own role as a ‘global citizen’ in relation to a project they have chosen to conduct.

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

DIPPOLD Doris (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: Global Graduate Award

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 111

Seminar Hours: 19

Guided Learning: 10

Captured Content: 10

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Introduction to global citizenship

  • Who am I in a global world? The social construction of identity

  • Developing global competences

  • Introduction to intercultural communication

  • Globalisation

  • Global Citizenship and the Workplace

  • Sustainability

  • Language and social justice

  • Religion in a globalized world

  • Company-charity collaboration

  • Company citizenship

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation Podcast (with a partner) 50
Coursework Blog (with a partner) 50

Alternative Assessment

Podcast: Students will submit an individual podcast.   Blog: Students submit an individual blog.  

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy has been designed to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate that they have understood

  • who they are as global citizens (global competence dimension, e.g. identity, communication)

  • how global citizenship relates to their community, with a focus on the campus community (social responsibility dimension)

  • how they can instigate change in order to address issues within the local community (civic engagement dimension)


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of two components

  • In the 1st assessment, students work with a peer to record a podcast, reflecting on their own identities as global citizens and the global citizenship sessions from Semester 1. 

  • In 2nd assessment, students work with a peer to write a reflection on an interview with a member of the university or the local community. In the reflection, they discuss how their interview partners’ experiences relate to the global citizenship issues discussed in the class sessions.  

Formative assessment / feedback

The assessment strategy allows students to reflect on the work done in class. Feedback on the first assessment will be designed to support the design and planning of the second assessment.

The class sessions are designed to be dialogic and encourage reflection. They will therefore allow for further opportunities for formative feedback.

Module aims

  • • develop students’ understanding of the concept of global citizenship
  • • provide a space for discussion on how global citizenship relates campus life, life in the wider community and the professional context
  • • develop key professional competencies, e.g. project planning and reporting, team working, intercultural communication

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 To explain the concept of ‘global citizenship’ in relation to the breadth of issues that it encompasses K
002 To identify and critically discuss issues relating to global citizenship C
003 To reflect on how ‘global citizenship’ relates to their own lives and professional goals KP
004 To communicate with confidence and sophistication across linguistic and cultural boundaries P
005 To plan and manage a small project applying global citizenship concepts PT
006 To communicate project outcomes using a range of formats / technologies T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to enable students to explore topics relating to student citizenship in a critical manner. The module is taught primarily in seminar-style, with both internal and external guest speakers.

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.

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Other information


Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.