Module Catalogues

Introduction to Global Studies

Module Title Introduction to Global Studies
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this Year 1 module is to prepare students for study on the BA Global Studies programme. It introduces students to the key concepts and approaches of Global Studies to prepare students for the diverse subjects of study in later years. The key concepts and approaches include world history; economic, political and cultural globalisation; and world development and global environmental issues.
The module lays the foundation for Global Studies with the study of the key concepts and stresses the importance of social responsibility. With a commitment to interdisciplinary work, this module places a focus on globalisation and change and how global trends impact humanity, and also share a concern with global citizenship.

Learning outcomes

A.Demonstrate an awareness of major world regions and see oneself as a member of global as well as local communities
B.Demonstrate an awareness to place issues in historical and ideological context
C.Judge information about major global trends and issues
D.Demonstrate an understanding of learning practices and techniques in the Humanities & Social Sciences.

Method of teaching and learning

Teaching on the module is by a combination of lectures and seminars.
The discipline specific lectures will introduce students to key concepts in Global Studies, with real-world examples used to illustrate how we can think analytically and creatively in a globalising world by placing issues in a historical and cultural context.
In the Learning Practices in the Humanities and Social Sciences lectures, students will be introduced to key study and research skills to prepare them for their studies and assessments in Year 2 and beyond.
In the seminars, students will be invited to consider and discuss case studies that illustrate the subject matter of each lecture. Some seminars may be co-taught by staff from the English Language Centre, who will use activities to further develop the English language skills of students within the context of the study of international relations.
Students may also be provided with online language/study skills support from the English Language Centre (ELC) to help them engage with module content.