GEOG 1101 - Globalisation, Justice and a Crowded Planet
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code GEOG 1101 Course Globalisation, Justice and a Crowded Planet Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible GEST 1001 Assumed Knowledge Average computer skills Course Description Globalisation is a fundamentally geographical concept as it influences the way we think about human interactions across time and space. But the nature, extent and impacts of globalisation continue to be widely debated. This course examines different ways of conceptualising globalisation and investigates the nature of local-global relations. Students will be introduced to the political, economic and cultural processes of globalisation and, drawing on local and international case studies, they will consider the social and environmental consequences of these processes for people living in different locations. In particular, the course investigates whether and how processes of globalisation operate to create, maintain and deepen inequality, poverty and injustice amongst individuals, groups, regions and nations. The course also explores population growth and migratory shifts and considers the role that these demographic changes have in broader processes of globalisation.
Course Coordinator: Dr Thomas Wanner
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the end of this course students should be able to:
Demonstrate a sound understanding of the concepts, background knowledge and theories relevant to globalisation and population studies.
1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the key issues in globalisation.
2. Critically engage in debates on globalisation.
3. Demonstrate high level reading skills.
4. Apply high quality written and verbal communication skills.
5. Work effectively and collaboratively in tutorial/workshop situations.
6. Apply social science techniques to manipulate, analyse and interpret data related to globalisation.
7. Effectively employ online technologies (MyUni) for communication and individual learning.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 3, 4, 5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 6, 7 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2
Required ResourcesTextbook (available from UniBooks)
Murray, W. E. (in press). Geographies of globalisation, 2nd edition, Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series. London, UK: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
Dicken P (2011) Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy 6th Edition Sage: London
Flint C, Taylor P (2011) Political Geography: World-Economy, Nation-State and Locality Pearson Education: Harlow, UK.
Held D, McGrew A (2000) Global Transformations Reader: an introduction to the globalization debate Polity Press: Malden, Mass.
Herod A (2009) Geographies of Globalisation: A Critical Introduction. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, UK.
OECD (2010) Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators OECD Publishing
Ritzer G, Atalay Z (2010) Readings in Globalization: Key Concepts and Major Debates Wiley-Blackwell: Malden, USA.
Turner B (2009) The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies Hoboken : Taylor and Francis
Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies
Journal of Globalization and Development
Websites which address globalisation have been listed below. All organisations (whether the UN, a university or ‘Occupy’) foster a particular ‘view’ of the world so that students should treat any website they use with caution. Identify the aims and objectives of the organisation before using material from its website.
Center for Research on Globalization: http://www.globalresearch.ca
Eldis (wide range of development information): http://www.eldis.org
Globalisation and Autonomy: http://www.globalautonomy.ca/global1/index.jsp
Global Policy Forum: http://www.globalpolicy.org
International Forum on Globalization: http://www.ifg.org
International Labour Organisation: http://www.ilo.org
Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD): http://www.oecd.org
Sociology, Emery University: http://www.sociology.emory.edu/globalization/index.html
Third World Network: http://www.twnside.org.sg
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): http://www.unctad.org
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): http://www.undp.org/governance
World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org
Online LearningRegular course announcements, emails, discussion boards, quizzes, lecture recordings, glossaries and other course-related material will be available online at MyUni.
In addition, there are four weeks of online learning modules: this means there are no face-to-face lectures but online learning activities instead. During these four week, tutorials will still continue.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is taught mainly in face-to-face mode through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops. Students are also required to use web resources – on-line lectures, materials and videos – to enhance their learning.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
3 hours of classes per week 36 hours per semester 4 hours tutorial reading and preparation per week 48 hours per semester 6 hours assignment preparation per week 72 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week Lecture, tutorial and workshop topics Weeks 1-2 Lectures/Tutorials
Introduction: Conceptualising Globalisation
Weeks 3-5 Lectures/Tutorials
Politics of territory and space
Weeks 6-8 Lectures/Tutorials/Workshops
Economic globalisation and social and environmental justice
Weeks 9-11 Globalisation and culture Week 12 Course overview and exam revision
Specific Course RequirementsStudents must complete three online workshops (excel, development and population indicators, and critical thinking) in the first week. These workshops are compulsory.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Tutorial attendance and participation Formative and Summative 10% 3, 5 500 word critical review of online lecture Formative and Summative 10% 1-7 Online learning modules and small group discovery Formative and Summative 50% 5-7 Exam Summative 30% 1, 2, 4
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance and participation in tutorials and the online learning modules are compulsory.
Assessment DetailTutorial attendance and participation (10%): students actively engage with each other and course content.
500 word critical review of online lecture (10%)
Students will review an online lecture by an expert on globalisation.
Online learning modules and small group discovery experience (50%)
Students will work indiviaully and collaboratively in groups on a research project. There are four weeks of online learning modules with min-lectures, weblinks and other material. The 50% assessment will be made up of: 1000 word group research project (20%); peer assessment (10%); 1000 word learnimng module journal (20%).
Exam (30% )
The exam will draw on material covered in lectures, tutorials and weekly readings.
Students will submit their assignments electronically on MyUni. The assignments are linked to TURNITIN which checks for plagiarism from sources and copying from other students.
Your tutor may award you an extension, if you cannot complete the assignment by the specified due date on genuine medical, compassionate or other ‘reasonable grounds’ (please see
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/ for details) supported by appropriate documentation. No submission is accepted after the deadline unless you provide appropriate evidence of ‘reasonable grounds’.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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