SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION

SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION

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Code
90585
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SPS/07
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course deals with the main sociological theories of globalization and with its history, focusing also on migration as an important component of globalization processes.

 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Globalization processes are developing at different levels and in different institutional frames, creating new forms of interconnection and interdependence in the economic as well as in the political and cultural spheres. 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 migration as an important component of globalization, paying specific attention to the main theories of migration and to the transformations of societies that these processes have contributed to cause.

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, as well as migration processes.

Students will deal with the main sociological theories of globalization and with its history. They will aIso study migration as an important component of globalization, paying specific attention to the main theories aiming to explain these processes.

With regard to this second part, some lectures will focus on how transnational migrants can have access to welfare, within the frame of theories and empirical cases of "Transnational Social Protection".

PREREQUISITES

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

Teaching methods

Frontal teaching.

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.

As the course is scheduled in the first semester, it will be will be taught onlinbe, using both Teams and Aulaweb platforms.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Globalization processes have economic, political and cultural aspects. They are developing at different levels and in different institutional frames,  and 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 migration as an important component of globalization, paying specific attention to the main theories of migration and to the transformations of societies that these processes have contributed to cause. With regard to this second part, some lectures will focus on how transnational migrants can have access to welfare, within the frame of theories and empirical cases of "Transnational Social Protection".

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

  • Introduction: Concepts of Globalization (pp. 1-13)
  • Ch. 1 – Perspectives on Globalization: Divergence or Convergence? (pp. 14-31)
  • Ch. 2 – The History of Globalization: Pre-modern, Modern or Postmodern? (pp. 32-55)
  • Conclusion (pp. 250-253)

 

Castles S., De Haas H. and Miller M.J. (2014), The Age of Migration. International population movements in the Modern World, Palgrave Mcmillan, London (5th edition).

  • Ch. 1 – Introduction (pp. 1-24)
  • Ch. 2 – Theories of Migration (pp. 25-54)
  • Ch. 3 – How Migration Transforms Societies (pp. 55-83)
  • Ch. 12 – New Ethnic Minorities and Societies (pp. 264-295)
  • Ch. 13 – Immigrants and Politics (pp. 296-316)
  • Ch. 14 – Conclusions: Migration in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 317-331). 

 

Levitt P., Viterna J., Mueller A. and Lloyd C. (2017). Transnational social protection: setting the agenda. Oxford Development Studies, 45 (1): 2-19.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesday, from 10:00 to 12:00, at Dispo.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal teaching.

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.

As the course is scheduled in the first semester, it will be will be taught onlinbe, using both Teams and Aulaweb platforms.

LESSONS START

Lessons are held in the first Semester, starting on September 14th, 2020.

ORARI

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SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION

EXAMS

Exam description

Exams are oral, after a written test, all in the same day.

In case the health situation does not allow to sit exams "in presence", however, the exam will be only oral.

Assessment methods

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

In the written test, the students will cope with 30 multiple answer questions on the main topics of the programme, in 45 minutes. Those who get at least 18 / 30 in the written test will gain access to the (mandatory) oral part. The exam will end with one mark only.

In case the health situation does not allow to sit exams "in presence", however, the exam will be only oral. The student is expected to answer three questions on the main topics of the programme.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale