SOCI112-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Global Society

15 points
Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdraw Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty: Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019

Description

Combining sociological theory and concepts with arguments and examples drawn from around the globe, this course conveys the scope and value of sociology for understanding the complex and fast-changing world in which we live.

Globalization is both opportunity and problematic, liberating and enslaving, the expansion of possibilities and the constriction of choices. Globalization enables new identities and destroys existing ones. From your Local life to Global lives, Global society determines your present and frames your future.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, we  expect that you will:

 Develop your sociological imagination
 Understand some sociological perspectives on globalisation
 Develop skills in analysis, reflection and formal essay writing
 Lay a foundation of research skills

You will also have a deeper understanding of three questions underpinning the course:
 How are the ‘local’ and the ‘global’ related?
 How do power relations structure globalisation processes?
 How and why is social transformation occurring in our time?

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 329 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 340 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 315 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
04 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 West 213A 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
05 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 West 213A 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
06 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

Weekly tutorials will be held. You will be automatically enrolled in a tutorial by the university enrolment system. Please note that attendance at tutorials is a required part of the course. Moreover, 10% of your grade is based on tutorial participation, which is based on discussion of course concepts.

Course Coordinator

Michael Grimshaw

Teaching in Soci 112 will be provided in two main contexts: lectures and tutorials. The course is team-taught, so lectures will be delivered by a variety of lecturers within the sociology department. You will have a single tutor throughout the course, who is a post-graduate student with expertise in relevant areas of sociology. Hopefully the benefit of all of this teaching input will be consolidated as you complete the assignments in the course. If you wish to discuss some area of your learning further, you can take your questions to your tutor, or make contact with the relevant lecturer.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorial attendance and participation 10%
Online quiz 10%
Essay One 25% 1500 words
Essay Two 25% 1500 words
Take Home Test 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Cohen, Robin , Kennedy, Paul T; Global sociology; 2nd ed; Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Germov, John; Get great marks for your essays; Allen & Unwin, 1996.

Hawkins, Mary; Global structures, local cultures; Oxford University Press, 2006.

Kelsey, Jane; Serving whose interests? : the political economy of trade in services agreements; Routledge-Cavendish, 2008.

Lechner, Frank J. , Boli, John; The globalization reader; 3rd ed; Blackwell Pub, 2008.

McLennan, Gregor. , McManus, Ruth., Spoonley, Paul; Exploring society : sociology for New Zealand students; 3rd ed; Pearson Education New Zealand, 2010.

Mills, C. Wright; The sociological imagination; Oxford University Press, 1959.

Mooney, Annabelle , Evans, Betsy; Globalisation : the key concepts; Routledge, 2007.

Pearce, Fred; Confessions of an eco-sinner : tracking down the sources of my stuff; Beacon Press, 2008.

Ritzer, George; The Blackwell companion to globalization; Blackwell Pub, 2007.

Wise, J. Macgregor; Cultural globalization : a user's guide; Blackwell, 2008.

Additional Course Outline Information

Where to submit and collect work

Essay boxes are located on the ground floor of the Geography - Psychology building (car park entrance)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

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