LundU: Globalisation and Social Change

Subject SOCI20010 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from January to March through Lund University, Sweden. This subject is only available online.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into the D-GLOBISS Diploma in Global Issues or 777CC Certificate in Global Issues.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage
Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course
Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to
those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found
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Subject Overview:

The aim of the subject is to present major social scientific concepts referring to trends and problems of the current transformation of societies throughout the world. The key concepts are globalisation and social change. The concepts should enable the students to better understand causes, processes and consequences of globalisation of all major action spheres of societies. The core-module is divided into three parts: a/ Modernisation. b/ Globalisation and social change in different parts of the world. and c/ Prospects of globalisation processes. The first part refers to the concepts surrounding modernisation in a long-term perspective: the emergence of modern states and nations, industrialisation, urbanisation, the development of democratic governance and welfare states. The second part focuses on globalisation processes in the world after the Second World War: changes between different phases of capitalism and between socialism and capitalism. The last part discusses how the systematic comparison of common features and differences in current development of societies in the world opens new vistas to the explanation and management of social processes.


On the completion of the course, students shall: •. have acquired knowledge about research problems, theoretical traditions, and research results in the study of globalisation and social change in a comparative perspective •. be able to apply the acquired knowledge in studying specific globalisation processes. •. 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 social change. •. be able to contribute to a common learning environment and to the group dynamic aspects of learning.


The assignments consist of 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.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Related Course(s): U21 Certificate in Global Issues
U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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