Modiwl SXS-3030:
Globalisation & Social Change

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Marta Eichsteller

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module draws on theories of social structure and social change to account for the diversity of contemporary societies in the context of globalisation. The course will introduce students to key approaches to globalisation in sociology and related disciplines with a focus on critical debates over global society, culture and economics of globalisation.

The module aims:

  1. to examine macro-sociological theories, such as modernity, postmodernity, network society, etc.
  2. to demonstrate the value of the comparative method for explaining the trajectories of social change – within the EU, East-West and North South divisions.
  3. to familiarise students with the analysis and interpretation of social data from a range of national and European sources, including UN, EU and national databases.

Cynnwys cwrs

Topics include:

• theories of social change • demographical changes to the modern societies • debating and explaining globalisation • migration • capitalism and globalisation • politics, the state and globalisation • power and inequality in the global economy • globalisation movements • global culture

Meini Prawf

ardderchog

Display a thorough, critical understanding of major social theories and their relevance for the interpretation of contemporary societies; use complex comparisons to help explain the trajectories of global social trends; and show sophisticated competence in the analysis of social data from a range of national and international sources.

trothwy

Display an adequate understanding of major social theories and their relevance for the interpretation of contemporary societies; use simple comparisons to help explain the trajectories of social trends; and show basic competence in the analysis of social data from a range of national and international sources.

da

Display a good understanding of major social theories and their relevance for the interpretation of contemporary societies; use multi-way comparisons to help explain the trajectories of global social trends; and show reflexive competence in the analysis of social data from a range of national and international sources.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Use comparative perspective to analyse a selected topic related to social change and globalisation.

  2. Give a theoretically informed account of the diversity of social structures in contemporary world.

  3. Display competence in the use and interpretation of social and political data from range of national and international sources.

  4. Effectively communicate the above both orally and in writing.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
2,000 Word Essay 45
Exam One Hour s1 50
Your Voice 5

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

Lecture weekly (weeks 1-12).

12
Seminar

Seminar weekly (weeks 2-9).

8
Private study

Self-study, reading and writing.

180

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

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