Maximum 25 preferably students majoring in sociology. Available also for sociology majors taking part in ERI, REMS and COS programmes.
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The student becomes familiar with the central sociological debates concerning the social implications of globalization and its central expressions and is able to discuss and analyse these debates. The student also learns the central concepts and theoretical approaches in these debates. After completing this course, the student is able to analyse academic debates and critically present and discuss them, both in writing and orally.
Debates on the complex impact of globalisation are central in social sciences today. This course examines key texts some of which offer critiques of societal developments while others critic conventional sociological approaches. The students are expected to read selected texts for the classes and to write two compact essays on selected themes. Furthermore, students present their work at workshops and discuss the work of others.
Students are evaluated on the basis of the quality of their final essays (40 %) as well as on participation in the lectures (40 %) and the workshops (20 %).
Asteikolla 0-5 (0 = hylätty, 1 = välttävä, 2 = tyydyttävä, 3 = hyvä, 4 = kiitettävä, 5 = erinomainen)
The elective course consists of 14 h of lecture-based sessions, involving discussions on the selected readings, and 6 h of workshops focusing on student papers. Students are required to take part in at least 80% of the course sessions.