LundU: Globalisation and Culture

Subject 919-489 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from November to January through Lund University, Sweden. This subject is only available online. University of Melbourne students wishing to undertake exchange studies at Lund may enrol in this subject alongside other subjects taught on campus at Lund.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Global Issues Program and timely enrolment at Lund before the quota is filled.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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U21 International Programs Coordinator
Melbourne Global Mobility
Room 120, Level 1, Old Geology Building
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia


Phone: +61 3 8344 6104
Subject Overview: The aim of this course is to focus on globalisation and culture. As a theoretical starting point to understand global cultural processes today, the course introduces Cultural Studies theories and the topics that have contributed to its formation and development. In focus for the course is an analysis of the relationship between globalisation processes and contemporary cultural changes, which also include a discussion on how cultural changes affect societies throughout the world. In connection to cultural changes, we will discuss so-called post-colonial theories.

During the course, special attention will be given to different forms of identity constructions related to the globalisation process, where new technology and media play an important role. Concepts as de-territorialisation and hybridisation versus homogenisation and connectivity, etc. will be discussed.
Objectives: On the completion of the course, students shall:

* have acquired knowledge and understanding of the relationship between globalisation processes and contemporary cultural changes, which also include a discussion on how cultural changes affect societies throughout the world;
* have acquired knowledge about research problems, theoretical traditions, and research results in the study of globalisation and culture;
* be able to formulate a relevant research problem in the area covered by the course, and have the ability to theorise, generalise and discuss this problem
* be able to follow the development of knowledge on globalisation and culture;
* be able to contribute to a common learning environment and to the group dynamic aspects of learning
Assessment: The assignments consist of a minor comparative "field study" within this topic, individual papers, group assignments and active participation in virtual seminars. Examination will take place continuously during the course.
Prescribed Texts: All required course readings are made available to students online, within the course site. Full details will be provided by Lund, via email, after enrolment.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Notes: This subject is quota restricted and places are allocated as applications are received at Lund University.
Related Course(s): U21 Certificate in Global Issues (Understanding Globalisation)
U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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