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2019/2020  KAN-CKOMO1050U  Globalization: Practices, Perspectives and Ideologies

English Title
Globalization: Practices, Perspectives and Ideologies

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory offered as elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Organizational Communication, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Lisa Ann Richey - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Communication
  • Political Science
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 04-11-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Understand the theories and histories of globalization
  • Engage the theories with each other, comparing and contrasting perspectives and understandings
  • Use the theories to analyze globalization processes, as they are expressed in diverse social fields (political, economic, cultural and environmental)
  • Apply theories in analyzing a variety of thematic areas and examples covered in the course
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved: 1
Compulsory home assignments
Essay written at home of maximum 5 pages. The students bring the essay to class and receive oral and written peer-feedback.

IMPORTANT: The compulsory assignment must be approved in order to register for the ordinary exam.

If the student makes an attempt to pass the activity, but the activity is not approved, or the student is ill, a replacement assignment (5-page written assignment) must be submitted before the ordinary exam. If passed, the student will be able to attend the ordinary exam.

If the student does not attempt to pass the activity, the student will not be allowed to submit a replacement assigment and cannot attend the ordinary exam or the re-exam.
Globalization: Practices, Perspectives and Ideologies:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 72 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course introduces the students to the globalization processes that affect the strategies and activities of companies, organizations and individuals. The students are presented with different approaches to and theories of globalization, and the course illustrates how these can be used to analyze globalization processes as they play out in economic, political, cultural and environmental realms. The course focuses on the different understandings of globalization and its impacts, with a particular focus on the environment, politics, economic change, and cultural shifts. The impact of communication and media on globalization and their interactions will also be a focus of the course.

Description of the teaching methods
The course will be primarily lecture and discussion around the perspectives introduced in the readings which are expected to have been read before class. Also, students will be expected to prepare very brief summaries for presentation on the key texts and assigned readings. Presentations will be in exercise sessions following the lectures. Students will be assigned groups for discussion of readings and presentations during the group work in exercise sessions. Some exercise sessions will take up case examples which students will prepare together in their groups, while others will be used to analyze more deeply the texts from the lectures and to apply them to real world examples.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback takes place as part of the teaching, via questions and discussion. The case exercises serve as feedback as the students are encouraged to reflect, discuss and develop concepts in relation to an empirical case.
Student workload
Lectures 40 hours
Exercises 20 hours
Preparation 352 hours
Total 412 hours
Expected literature

Will be published at the beginning of the semester

Last updated on 04-11-2019