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GTS2 Making sense of globalization - Theorizing beyond the nation-state - 10 ECTS
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Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Global and Transnational Sociology
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will a have a basic grasp of social theoretic perspectives to analyze globalization and cross-national linkages in the modern world. Students will learn to understand these phenomena from different thematic angels and from various theoretical perspectives.

General description

The course provides students with the basis for making sense of globalization and transnational connections in the contemporary world. National policies and cultures are increasingly and obviously related to events and forces outside national borders. Policies, politics, cultural trends and organizations are now intimately and broadly inter-connected across the world. The course will depart from the view of nations as container societies, and build a basis for students to gain a critical understanding of transnational connections. Students will learn of the variety of perspectives on understanding the contemporary world as divided into comparable nation-states. Students will also be guided on theoretical frameworks to understand: global history, global economy, European politics, national policies in the modern world society, media interactions with global and national politics, and global culture. 

Please note that unlike mentioned in the curriculum of the GTS programme, students are required to complete full 10 ECTS credits (lectures + seminar) on this course. It is not possible to participate only the lecture part.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Ali Qadir, Teacher responsible


7-Sep-2016 – 10-Nov-2016
Lectures 20 hours
Wed 7-Sep-2016 at 10-12, Linna 5014
Tue 13-Sep-2016 - 8-Nov-2016 weekly at 13-15, Linna 5014
Seminar 20 hours
Thu 8-Sep-2016 - 10-Nov-2016 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3032


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Further information

In order to be able to participate the course, students are required to complete both lectures and the seminar (10 ECTS).

Please note that you must enroll separately for the lectures and the seminar.

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP Global and Transnational Studies

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students