FP3105 - Global Perspectives


Global Perspectives


20 CC   10 ECTS

Centre for Foundation Studies


Tutor contact: 60 hours

Self directed study: 140 hours

Lectures, seminars, workshops

Scheduled hours Placement Hours Independent Guided study
60 0 140

Students are expected to attend all timetabled classes.

  • The 'global student' and the ‘global graduate’
  • Introduction to theories of globalization
  • Perspectives on economic, political and cultural globalization
  • Globalized media, the internet & digital tech.
  • Global economy & transnational corporations
  • International organisations & social movements
  • Migration, multiculturalism and interculturalism
  • Introduction to decolonisation & education
  • International security and security issues
  • Introduction to international relations theory

1. To explore issues of global significance.

2. To develop and apply skills in critical thinking, research and communication and apply these to debates within the module's topics.

3. To deconstruct and reconstruct arguments by researching global issues.

4. To develop an awareness of global justice debates.

Lectures and seminars accompanied by workshops, group work, structured debate and presentations. Formative assessment will be ongoing and will comprise activities that enable a student to appraise their own learning and guide them towards the development of self-study.

LO1 Recognise and interpret a topic that has global significance.

LO2 Plan and produce an argument regarding a global topic.

LO3 Identify and review divergent views on a global topic.

LO4 Discuss and reflect upon a global topic and global influences in a professional and informed manner.


Component Weighting % Learning outcome(s) assessed Assessment category
1PowerPoint Presentation (15 minutes) & Written Reflection (850 words)100%1, 2, 3 & 4Coursework

Reassessment will use the same mode of assessment.

Baylis, J., Smith, S., & Owens, P. (2014). The Globalization of World Politics: An introduction to international relations (6th ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cottrell, S. (2011). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. (2nd ed.) Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave

Flew, T. (2007). Understanding global media. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Heywood, A. (2015). Global Politics. 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Ritzer, G. (2012). Globalization: A basic text. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Scholte, J.A. (2000). Globalisation: A Critical Introduction. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave

Steger, M. (2017). Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. 4th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Online newspapers: Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Economist




Ged Turner

Centre for Foundation Studies

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