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Semester and Year Offered: 3rd Semester, 2nd Year
Course Coordinator and Team: Praveen Singh (or any 1-2 GS Faculty)
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim: The general aim of the course is to build a geographical and historical literacy amongst undergraduate students, and to develop a critical appreciation of thinking globally and of globalization as a process. Concrete aims include:
Explore the various characteristics of what defines global studies (Transnational, Interdisciplinary, Contemporary and historical, Critical and Multicultural, and Global Responsibility)
Course Outcomes: On successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
Each week students will examine a specific global issue from the vantage point of a particular world region. The underlying idea is to focus on the connections between places and peoples, as well as the tensions and disjunctures at these intersections.
World Regions (indicative)
Introduction: Global, Globalisation and Globality
The Global Inequality
Africa, North America
Environment and Society
Southeast Asia, South America
Cultures in Contact
Europe, South Asia
Nation and State
West Asia, East Asia
Modules # 2-5 take up different themes and debates of relevance that are studied and illustrated by locating them in specific world regions.
By looking at how a particular issue affects two different regions, the aim is to develop a comparative perspective and a cross-cultural worldview while also challenging the lay association of certain regions with some ‘inherent’ characteristic. The final unit invites students to put the pieces back together and think globally about the future of globalization and globality.
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