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Globalisation studies (ERASMUS)

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Kod przedmiotu: 1900-ERASMUS-GLST Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Globalisation studies (ERASMUS)
Jednostka: Wydział Geografii i Studiów Regionalnych
Grupy: Przedmioty dla studentów ERASMUSA
Przedmioty dla studentów programu ERASMUS, sem. letni
Punkty ECTS i inne: 6.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:


Założenia (opisowo):

The aim of the course is to present the issues related to globalisation and its impact on broadly understood development. Most of the materials provided are the latest scientific articles and films on the topic in English. Knowledge of English is therefore necessary to participate in the course. In exceptional circumstances, at the student's request, the lecturer may recommend materials in another foreign language. Student's task is to read and analyse the materials provided and to complete the compulsory weekly assignments. The knowledge gained in the course of the course will enable the student to pass the final online test.

Tryb prowadzenia:


Skrócony opis:

The course covers the issues of globalisation and the relations between local and regional development, and global economic, political, social and cultural processes. The topics covered during the course are those most often discussed in scientific discussions and policy debates within development studies. The topics covered may change each semester, depending on current events and issues discussed in the international scientific literature.

The subject of the course will serve as and introduction to the issues related to globalization and will help explain and understand at least some of the extremely complex global and local development processes and the interrelations between them.

Pełny opis:

Main information:

Course will be held online on the platform COME, http://www.kampus.uw.edu.pl.

Detailed description:

Globalisation is the process by which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected. Every day we experience a decrease in distances and the disappearance of borders in different aspects of our lives. Globalisation has a number of consequences for the development of particular countries and regions, and also significantly affects the lives of individuals. Our considerations will concern some processes that are brought about by globalization.

Examples of topics covered within the course (they may change depending on current events and discussions in the scientific literature):

* Globalisation - definitions and views on the process.

* Time–space compression - international migrations.

* Food security and food sovereignty.

* Foreign land deals as a result of globalization - the threat of land grabbing.

* Poverty and underdevelopment - vulnerability.

* SLA (Sustainable Livelihood Approach).

* Spatial and social polarization and exclusion in major cities of the world.

* Urban agriculture - the future of modern cities?

The intention of the authors of the course is to discuss the most important processes and problems associated with globalization and to illustrate them with examples from different regions of the world.


Each week of the course online materials (articles and films) in English will be uploaded on the platform. In addition, the student may use the following books:

Dicken P., 2007, Global Shift. SAGE (5th edition or earlier)

Knox P.L., Marston S.A, 2015, Places and Regions in Global Context: Human Geography, PEARSON

Knox, P. L. (Ed.). (2014). Atlas of cities. Princeton University Press.

Pacione, M. (2013). Urban geography: A global perspective. Routledge.

Hall, T., & Barrett, H. (2012). Urban geography. Routledge.

Knox, P., & Pinch, S. (2014). Urban social geography: an introduction. Routledge.

Mougeot L.J.A., 2000, Urban Agriculture: definition, presence, potential and risks, [w:] Growing Cities, growing food: urban agriculture on the policy agenda. A reader on Urban agriculture, N. Bakker et al. (red.). German Foundation for International Development (DSE), Feldafing.

Young, E. (2016). Globalization and Malnutrition: Geographical Perspectives on Its Paradoxes. In Eating, Drinking: Surviving (pp. 13-22). Springer, Cham.

Ericksen, P. J. (2008). Conceptualizing food systems for global environmental change research. Global environmental change, 18(1), 234-245

Efekty uczenia się:

The student knows:

- various definitions of globalization and main issues discussed in international scientific discussion,

- most important global processes affecting local development,

- definition of such terms as: food security, food sovereignty, land grab, vulnerability, spatial and social polarization, urban agriculture, etc.

The student can:

- formulate their own criteria for globalisation,

- to characterize the causes and effects of the current development processes and to indicate the resulting opportunities and threats for local development,

- explain the difference between food security and food sovereignty,

- identify threats and opportunities related to foreign land deals,

- list the main features of the SLA approach,

- list the challenges of urban areas,

- discuss the main types of urban agriculture and define the role of agriculture in urban sustainability.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Each week of the course, materials (scientific articles and films) will be uploaded on the COME platform. The student should read/watch them carefully. At the end of each week, based on the materials provided, the student is obliged to complete weekly tasks - write a short note or complete a test. Points obtained from each task will constitute the basis for student’s admission to the final assignment - online test, which will take place in the last week of the course.

The most important tool for interacting with students will be discussion forums - both general and related to particular topics. Participation in discussions will be rewarded and will affect the final grade. Activity in some forums is obligatory.


The maximum number of points that can be obtained from weekly tasks is 50 points. Each week of the course student can get 6 points, making a total of 48 points. During the course, it is possible to get additional 2 points by posting a comment on the forum "News on globalization". Only those who have obtained a minimum of 50% (i.e. 25 points) from the weekly tasks will be allowed to take the final test.

The maximum number of points for the final test is 50 points. Therefore, a total of 100 points can be obtained during the course. 60%, i.e. 60 points are needed to obtain course credit.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2020/21" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2021-02-22 - 2021-06-13
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Kurs internetowy, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Ada Górna
Prowadzący grup: Ada Górna
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Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Kurs internetowy - Zaliczenie na ocenę
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