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LLLC2263 Global Perspectives

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Rosa Mas Giralt

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is aimed at you if you are a student interested in understanding how global issues and global thinking can be approached from different disciplinary perspectives and how they can be applied to specific real-world examples.


This module will build on the skills developed in level 1 and will enable students to work with more complex theoretical issues. Having gained an understanding of the different disciplines from the modules in level one, students will begin to make their own links between disciplines and apply them to more complex issues. They will also be encouraged to relate local issues to global issues. The aim of this module is to enable students to understand how global issues and global thinking are approached from the perspective of different disciplines and why.

It will promote critical engagement with the literature devoted to the different disciplines and will seek to encourage students in relating the literature to both micro and macro issues.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this module students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- competing/ complementary theoretical perspectives
- critical engagement with conceptual problems.
- the application of theoretical insights relating to global issues and global thinking in the analysis of contemporary issues
- skills required for the clear and accurate communication of ideas

Skills outcomes
Critical thinking
Interdisciplinary awareness
Understanding of different methodologies and methods appropriate for studying different disciplines
Academic skills
Application of theoretical perspectives to real-world examples.
Appreciation of ethical and global issues


The module will cover:

- An overview of global issues and global thinking from different disciplinary perspectives
- Historical background and the development of the global community
- Interdependence
- Politics, rights and power
- Citizenship and belonging
- Trade, technology and the global economy
- The perspectives of science on global issues
- Ethical issues

The module will use specific examples to illustrate the concept of global issues and global thinking.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours50.00
Private study hours128.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Time for private study is expected to break down as follows:

Reading and research 52 hours
Preparation for seminars 24 hours
Assignment Preparation 52 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module via student engagement in each taught session and via the VLE.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words60.00
Reflective log2000 words40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/05/2022 16:33:44


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