Current Issues II

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module comprises a course in a topic central to current issues in globalisation research. The specific topic on offer will be decided by the study board on an annual basis. The module comprises lectures and seminars that include exercises and student contributions whenever relevant.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • the selected subject area and relevant theory pertaining to it
  • themes and trends in current globalisation research
  • various approaches to the study of globalisation.

Skills

  • the critical assessment, selection and application of relevant theories and methods to the study of globalisation
  • disseminating the chosen issue and the methodology for its analysis.
  • structuring a delimited and coherent professional academic presentation.

Competences

  • the delineation and analysis of a complex problem in a way that is independent and methodologically sound
  • academic reflection on a scientific basis
  • producing an oral presentation of academic material in a clear, balanced and targeted manner.

Type of instruction

Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.

Exam

Exams

Name of examCurrent Issues II
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
The academic topic of the examination is chosen by the student from within the disciplinary areas of the programme on the basis of the course offered (Current Issues II). The examination will be based on a subject description of 1-1½ pages, which must be approved in advance by the examiner. The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student and the examiners.
ECTS5
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 titleAktuelle problemstillinger II
Module codeKACCG20201
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
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