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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2263 Global Perspectives

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Rosa Mas Giralt

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will provide you with an understanding of globalisation processes and contemporary global issues. You will learn about the global economic and political order, global inequalities, cultural change and the environment. You will use a diversity of theoretical perspectives to develop a critical understanding of the links between the local and the global and to reflect on what it means to be a global citizen in an increasingly interconnected world.


This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of globalisation processes and global issues in the contemporary world. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring economic, political and cultural globalisation processes and global issues related to worldwide social inequalities and environmental challenges. Students are introduced to key debates and conceptual perspectives in these areas and encouraged to reflect critically on the idea of global citizenship and the links between the local and the global. This is done through interactive workshops – some led by specialist guest lecturers – and through discussion in class or on online discussion board. Students also develop their own reflective blog throughout the module to build their holistic thinking and reflective skills.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

1. Interdisciplinary perspectives on globalisation, global issues and global citizenship

2. How to critically engage with interconnected and complex problems related to real-world contemporary global issues

3. How to apply theoretical and conceptual insights relating to globalisation and global issues in the analysis of contemporary issues

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Develop a structured, coherent and critical argument supported by academic research

2. Evaluate and analyse research sources in order to apply to the development of a critical appraisal of a topic related to globalisation or global issue

3. Demonstrate reflective understanding of own learning and life experience through consideration of local and global contexts, including awareness of personal responsibility as a global citizen


Module sessions are organised around four thematic strands including the global economic and political order, social inequalities, cultural change and the environment. Each strand will cover areas such as global markets and neoliberalism, international political actors, world poverty, international migration, transnational crime, culture and place, the global environment, sustainability and planetary health. The module also considers the overarching concept of global citizenship.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours50.00
Private study hours117.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There is ongoing monitoring of student progress thought the module via student engagement in each interactive taught session as well as contributions to discussion boards and reflective blog on Minerva. Students also receive formative feedback on their reflective blog writing three times over the course of the module. There are also two assignment sessions programmed in the teaching of the module to discuss written formative feedback and provide additional guidance on ideas for the reflective blog and essay. Formative feedback on an essay plan is also provided.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words60.00
Reflective log2,000 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: 29/04/2024 16:16:09


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