Global processes

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises courses within the areas of globalisation and global processes as well as a project based study of a selected subject within the scope of this theme.

The project will be written on the basis of joint courses, in addition to one or a number of stream courses. As outlined in section 5, subsection 3, students’ choice of courses/subjects for the project of this semester will not be binding as regards specialisation wishes, if any.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • globalisation theories and global processes, based on the highest level of international research within the field
  • relevant cultural, social, political and economic developments
  • reflection on a scientific basis on selected culture and communication theories

Skills

  • identifying scientific international and intercultural issues relating to the areas of the module
  • assessing and choosing among globalisation theories, methods and tools and, on this background, substantiating the choices made and setting up relevant models for analysis and problem solving, critical analysis, discussion and communication of knowledge of global processes
  • reflecting on a scientific basis on selected globalisation theories and global processes

Competences

  • delimitation and analysis of complex international and/or intercultural issues in a creative, independent and methodologically well-founded manner
  • launching and implementing  disciplinary and cross-disciplinary cooperation on global processes
  • independent continuation of personal academic development and specialisation within the selected area.

Exam

Exams

Name of examGlobal processes
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
An internal combined written and oral group examination in: Global processes.
The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student(s), the examiner and the other internal examiner on the basis of a project report prepared by the student(s).The project report will be viewed as the joint responsibility of the group, and it must not exceed 25 pages per student, or 30 pages if the report is prepared by one individual student.

Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for voting and announcement of the result, up to a maximum total of two hours for groups and 30 minutes for individual examinations. The stipulated time intervals include voting and announcement of result.

Re-examinations will be held according to the rules in force on group examinations as stipulated in the Examination Order.
ECTS20
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGlobale processer
Module codeKACCG20161
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS20
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Cross-Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities