Global China: Governance and sustainability

2023/2024

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objectives 

  •  for students to acquire a nuanced understanding of selected themes related to China’s rapid development and changing position in a global setting, with a special emphasis on issues related to governance, varying development trajectories and sustainability.  

  • To practice selecting and applying relevant theoretical perspectives to cases related to Global China, e.g. global and local responses to climate change, Chinese domestic and international migration, Chinese businesses and markets in a global context, or China’s relationship with specific countries or regions, i.e. the EU, the United States of America, Africa, Latin America, or China’s East Asian neighbors. 

Content 

The module focuses on a selection of themes related to China’s changing role in the world. It addresses how Chinese state as well as non-state actors respond to global and local challenges related to for instance economic growth, governance, digitalization and sustainability.  

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • selected topics related to Chinese international engagements including both official and informal relations with a special focus on economic and sustainability related issues  

  • knowledge of relevant theoretical approaches to China’ role in the world 

Skills

  • can use their knowledge about the module’s subject areas to select theories that serve the analytical purpose and at the same time remain critical to these theories. 

  • can identify reliable sources of information regarding China’s global engagement including digital sources 

  • can analyse, interpret and contextualise issues related to sustainability, economic development, and governance with a China focus from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

Competences

  • can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge 

  • can work independently on analyzing concrete cases within international and regional institutions and companies involved in cooperation or trade with China 

Type of instruction

The module consists of lectures and seminars with a variety of exercises and student contributions. 

Exam

Exams

Name of examGlobal China: Governance and sustainability
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
The requirements for active participation will be determined by the module coordinator.

Any re-exam will be an 8-hour written exam, maximum length 3 standard pages
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGlobal China: Governance and sustainability
Module code2022IR22
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Politics and Society
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities