A maximum of 25 students, preferably majoring in sociology. Available also for sociology majors taking part in ERI, REMS and COS programmes.
Bachelor’s level studies in social research
Students will become familiar with the central sociological debates concerning the social implications of globalisation and its central expressions, and will be able to discuss and analyse these debates. Students will also learn the central concepts and theoretical approaches in these debates. After completing this course, students will be 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 critique conventional sociological approaches. 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%). Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent)
The elective course consists of 14 hours of lecture-based sessions, involving discussions on the selected readings, and 6 hours of workshops focusing on student papers. Students are required to take part in at least 80% of the course sessions.