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SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION

CODE 90585
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11162 RELAZIONI INTERNAZIONALI (LM-52) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8772 AMMINISTRAZIONE E POLITICHE PUBBLICHE (LM-63) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course deals with the main sociological theories and empirical researches about globalization and with its history, up to their current evolution, paying particular attention to their economic, political and cultural dimensions.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student is able to know and understand the main theoretical and empirical aspects of the globalization processes and how these have been developing in last decades at different levels and in different institutional frames, creating new forms of interconnection and interdependence.

    The course is also set to provide the student with the critical knowledge to understand the current situation of the globalization processes and discuss the main hypothesis about their development.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course is set to provide the students with sociological tools useful to study and understand globalization in its economic, political and cultural aspects.

    Students will deal with the main sociological theories of globalization and with its history. Moreover, they will be able to understand, among other issues, the transformation and reorganization of the economy on a global scale, the causes and the consequences of global migration, the debate about a change in the role of Nation-States, the links between technology, culture and the economy, and the reconfiguration of the contemporary international order.

    PREREQUISITES

    Some basic knowledge of general sociology and contemporary history is required.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal teaching, in attendance.

    In order to support and integrate textbooks, the teacher will upload teaching materials on Aulaweb, sending also links to videos related to the topics discussed.

    The course is scheduled in the first semester.

    According to the rules about the access to the University premises in order to counter the COVID pandemic diffusion, lectures could be delivered also on the TEAMS platform. TEAMS code will be then available on AulaWeb.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Globalization processes have economic, political and cultural aspects. They are developing at different levels and in different institutional frames, and they are creating new forms of interconnection and interdependence.

    In a first part, the course deals with the main sociological theories of globalization and with its history.

    In a second part, it focuses on the consequences of these processes on people’s lives and relations in the economic, political and cultural dimensions.

    A third, final part will discuss the hypothesis of the slowing down – someone is even arguing about its end - of these processes of interconnection and interdependence on a global scale, as well as the reconfiguration of the new international political order.

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Martell L. (2017), The Sociology of Globalization, Polity Press, Cambridge (2nd ed.).

    Further updated materials will be provided by the teacher.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    AGOSTINO MASSA (President)

    PAOLO PARRA SAIANI

    GRAZIELLA MARIA RITA MARTURANO (Substitute)

    GIACOMO SOLANO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Classes are scheduled in the first Semester, starting on Monday, September 13th 2021.

    Per partecipare alle lezioni in presenza, gli studenti dovranno seguire le regole indicate dall’Ateneo:

    - prenotare il posto in aula sul sito

    https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti;

    - al momento della prenotazione vi verrà richiesta anche la dichiarazione di assenza di sintomi e contatti stretti
    con positivi;

    - accedere agli spazi dotati di Greenpass e mascherina chirurgica, mantenendo la distanza;

    - seguire le istruzioni del personale addetto all'accoglienza;

    - mantenere in aula sempre lo stesso posto con la mascherina indossata, igienizzare di frequente le mani, non affollarsi negli spazi comuni e nei bagni.

     

    Per chi non riuscisse a prenotare il posto in aula, è possibile seguire le lezioni tramite Teams, codice:

    351lf0d

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Exams are oral and are held by the Professor, jointly with other colleagues in sociological disciplines.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Exams are oral. Students are expected to answer at least three questions on the topics taught in the course.

    Exams are held by the Professor, jointly with other colleagues in sociological disciplines.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    15/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    19/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    02/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    25/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    22/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    13/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    14/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    TEAMS: Channel "Sociology of Globalization"

    Code: 351lf0d