Social and Cultural Globalization: Theories and Issues


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework and an individual take-home assignment.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • key theories on the dynamics of global cultural change, such as theories on the global dissemination of ideas, values, contemporary media, and social forms as well as artifacts and technologies
  • cultural globalization’s effect on identity and politics in various national and regional contexts.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analyzing and reflecting on central theories and phenomena in  contemporary social and cultural globalization.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • analyzing contemporary cultural and/or social globalization processes and issues
  • contributing to the elucidation and discussion of cultural, political, and social consequences of globalization processes, on the basis of relevant knowledge
  • discussing the effect of select theoretical approaches to the understanding of globalization processes and their consequences.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examSocial and Cultural Globalization: Theories and Issues
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual)

The examination is an individual take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above- mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of six pages and a maximum of eight pages.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.

Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
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 titleKulturel globalisering: teorier og emner
Module codeBALISE2217
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities