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CODE 90585
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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

With regard to the ONU Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, the course deals in particular with topics related to the goals:

08 - Productive employment and sustainable economic growth

10 - Reduce inequality within and among Countries

11 - Safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements

16 - Peaceful and inclusive societies, accountable and inclusive institutions 

 

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

Classes are 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, classes 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.

Classes are scheduled in the first semester.

According to the rules about the access to the University premises in order to counter the COVID pandemic diffusion, only if necessary, 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, classes deal with the main sociological theories of globalization and with its history.

In a second part, they focus 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)

NICCOLO' MORELLI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes are scheduled in the first Semester, starting mid-September 2023.

Teams, code:

351lf0d

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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

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

One of these three questions is the discussion of a short essay (between 5 and 10 pages), agreed with the teacher during classes, in which the student will try to update a topic contained in one of the textbook's chapters according to the current situation.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
13/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
31/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
22/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
19/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with DSA certification or other special educational needs are kindly requested to contact Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it) and teacher of this course in order to agree specific teaching and exam methods, if necessary.

https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa/studenti-disabilit%C3%A0-informazioni-utili

 

 

TEAMS: Channel "Sociology of Globalization"

Code: 351lf0d

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
No poverty
No poverty
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Partnerships for the goals
Partnerships for the goals