Teaching plan for the course unit

 

 

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General information

 

Course unit name: Citizenship in the World of Globalization

Course unit code: 570704

Academic year: 2020-2021

Coordinator: Jose Antonio Estevez Araujo

Department: Department of Political Science, Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law

Credits: 5

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 125

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

22

(Students can follow the course sessions in person because the space meets safety distance requirements. Students can also follow the sessions via streaming. This is allowed in case they have any problem (transport, sanitary...) to be physically present. In case of a new outbreak of the COVID-19 in Barcelona or a change in the safety instructions, the classes can continue in a virtual way.)

 

-  Lecture

Face-to-face and online

 

18

 

-  Seminar

Face-to-face and online

 

4

Supervised project

62

Independent learning

41

 

 

Recommendations

 

It is recommended to have taken the course Citizenship: Ethics, Politics and Law in English with Professor Estévez.

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 


Capacity for criticism and self-criticism

 


Recognize and analyze the major political and social theories. Apply them to practical problems in the field of citizenship.

 


Ability to write papers for journals.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge


Analyze the globalization process.

 


Examining the impact of globalization on citizenship.

 

Referring to abilities, skills


Ability to write papers for journals.

 

Referring to attitudes, values and norms


Understanding the ontological and epistemological ground of tolerance and pluralism.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. Citizenship in the world of globalization

*  -Neoliberal globalization and crisis

-Political economy of pandemics

-Globalization from bellow. Movements against globalization

-Intersectionality. Gender and climate change

-Growing inequality and "expulsions"

-The "encampment" of the world: refugees, migrants, human trafficking

-The future of democracy: the growth of the populist right

-Non-citizens: stateless people

-The question of the universality of human rights: the rights of indigenous peoples

-Rights and duties in time of war. The case of Autonomous Lethal Weapons Systems

Articles and book chapters will be provided through the Virtual Campus for each topic

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

In each session, a different syllabus topic will be discussed .We will use a variety of materials. Teacher or students will make oral presentations in class. Then a joint discussion will be held on each topic. Teacher or students will make oral presentations in class. Then a joint discussion will be held on each topic.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

Written proof on the course topics. All types of support materials are allowed: 50%

Oral presentation: 25%

Participation in the discussions: 25%

 

Examination-based assessment

Written proof on the course topics. All types of support materials are allowed.

 

 

Reading and study resources

Consulteu la disponibilitat a CERCABIB

Book

Ritzer, G. (2019). Globalization: the essentials (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

Sassen, S. (2014). Expulsions: Brutality and complexity in the global economy. Harvard University Press.

Piketty, T. (2020). Capital and Ideology. Harvard University Press Cambridge.

Tarrow, Sidney G (2012). Strangers at the gates: movements and states in contentious politics. Cambridge University Press.

Zizek, S. (2020). PANDEMIC!: Covid-19 Shakes the World. John Wiley & Sons.