Global Society

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Society

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will identify what sociologists understand as global society; assess the dominant representations of globalization; acquire an understanding of the historicity of globalization its relationship to social change and its character as a socio-political project and identify and make connections between local experiences and global processes.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Understand and apply major theoretical frameworks that seek to explain the features of global society
    -Assess dominant representations of globalization
    -Understand the historical context of globalization, its relationship to social change and its character as a socio-political project
    -Analyse connections between local experiences and global processes
    -Understand and analyse contemporary struggles over the shaping of global society
    -Allow students to position themselves as active and informed citizens of the developing global society

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    24 lecture hours.

    University scheduled written examination: 100% (120 minutes)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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