120.392 (20W) The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy

Wintersemester 2020/21

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Erster Termin der LV
23.10.2020 10:00 - 14:00 , Online Off Campus
Nächster Termin:
30.10.2020 10:00 - 14:00 , Online Off Campus

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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
LV-Modell
Blended-Learning-Lehrveranstaltung
Online-Anteil
70%
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
6 (35 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Deutsch
LV-Beginn
23.10.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse


Die Lehrveranstaltung wird zweisprachig (deutsch und englisch) abgehalten.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students will be able to evaluate competing understandings of globalization, various theoretical views concerning globalization and development, deeper understanding of the role of the Global South in globalization processes and in particular the extant evolution of the concepts of globalization and democracy.

Knowledge and understanding:

An understanding of the concept of globalization and contending definitions of it.

New conceptual vocabulary to discuss the forces of globalization and analyze globalization within a multidimensional conceptual framework

An understanding of the forces that determine the globalization process(es).

The ability to contextualize recent developments in a wider historical context – i.e. ability to articulate of the importance of historical perspective for understanding globalization.

The ability to critically analyze the political-economic relationship within geopolitical and epistemic regions.

Competence in scholarly writing and oral communication.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

Die Lehrveranstaltung wird zweisprachig (dt./engl.) abgehalten.

Inhalt/e

Globalization and democracy are broad and at the same time also popular concepts, so we are often facing a “double challenge”: subject matter that is all-encompassing, as it is elusive because of plethora of loose and simplified narratives about it. Hence, the first part will analyze several key discourses on globalization (hyperglobalists vs. sceptics vs. transformationalists) and deconstruct several key concepts guiding our inquiry, inter alia, (under)development, progress, growth, human rights. Next, we will address major theories of democracy, the historical debates about democracy, as well as the modern conceptions of democratic theories/ praxes, in particular their challenges in a globalized world. In the last part, we will use the concepts of globalization to reflect both structural divisions and cross-border processes.

The course addresses various aspects and dimensions of the globalization process, so the students will be able to critically reflect the concept and, above all, its political and economic role.
 Some of the key issues that will be explored include:

Is globalization a new phenomenon?

Is globalization characterized by unification/universalism or rather fragmentation/particularism?

How does globalization affect social/economic/political geography of the contemporary world? Is globalization really compressing the time and space aspects of social relations or rather the opposite?

How does globalization affect relations between developed countries and developing countries?

How does globalization affect democracy?

Thestudents will be exposed to a wide range of theories and approaches, with thepost-development and modernity/coloniality/decoloniality as a key one. We startfrom the supposition that the Global South/Periphery/Third World is a constitutiveelement of the modernity/globalization project and as such cannot be definedoutside of North/Center/the First World. The course and seminarswill focus on particular aspects/themes of globalization, where contemporaryproblems and breakthroughs within particular regions will also be analyzed.Considering the complexity of the topics addressed, this part will alsohighlight methodological and epistemological problems in our inquiry or,  put differently, need for multi-/trans-disciplinary approach needed tocomprehend them properly. 

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Mündlich und schriftlich.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Inhalte der LV.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Course grades will be figured on a 50 to 100 scale, that is: 60-69 4 – genügend; 70-79 3 – befriedigend; 80-89 2 – gut; and, 90-100 1 – sehr gut. 1 is warded for excellence and good steady work; 2 for good work; 3 for fair performance; a 4 for minimal competency and having completed the course, but barely; and 5 for non-attendance or non-competency.

The course grade, on a 100-point scale, will be assessed as follows:

A. Class Attendance and Participation (20 points)

Classroom participation will form an integral part of the course, and students will be expected to develop the ability to think clearly and critically, to ask significant questions, and to express their ideas in a logical, concise manner.

B.  Seminar/Presentation (30 points) 

Each student will sign up to deliver a brief oral presentation on their topic/final paper.  A sign-sheet will be made available in class, and the presentations will start by the second class session.  The presentations (dt. or engl.) will be a brief 5-10 minute review of key points in the paper, followed by commentary/analysis, and helping lead the class into a brief discussion to follow.

C. Final Exam/Essay (50 points)

Final exam will consist of essay (dt. or engl; cca. 15 pages) that should reflect a clear understanding of the readings and ideas we considered throughout semester. It should make reference to some of the course reading materials.

Students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if they need any additional clarification. Please note that improvement throughout the course will be rewarded in the final grade. Evidence of inadequate preparation or participation, on the other hand, will also be reflected very strongly in the final grade.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft (SKZ: 842, Version: 12W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Besonderer Studienbereich Nachhaltigkeit (SKZ: 999, Version: 12W.1)
    • Fach: LV-Pool (Wahlfach)
      • Nachhaltigkeit ( 4.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Diversitätspädagogik in Schule und Gesellschaft (SKZ: 545, Version: 20W.1)
    • Fach: Transnationale Perspektiven im Alpen-Adria-Raum und/oder Südosteuropa (Wahlfach)
      • a2.1 Theorien und Konzepte transnationaler Lebenswelten ( 0.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Schulpädagogik (SKZ: 545, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Pflichtfächer (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Grundlagen der Erziehungs- und Bidlungswissenschaft
        • Spezielle Themen der pädagogischen Forschung ( 2.0h SE, VS, VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Schulpädagogik (SKZ: 545, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Nachhaltige Entwicklung in einer sich globalisierenden Welt
        • Gesellschaftliche Veränderungsprozesse durch Globalisierung und Territoralisierung ( 2.0h XX / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Erwachsenen- und Berufsbildung (SKZ: 847, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Pflichtfächer (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Grundlagen der Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft
        • Spezielle Themen der pädagogischen Forschung ( 2.0h VO, SE, VS / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 1., 2. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Erwachsenen- und Berufsbildung (SKZ: 847, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Nachhaltige Entwicklung in einer sich globalisierenden Welt
        • Gesellschaftliche Veränderungsprozesse durch Globalisierung und Territorialisierung ( 2.0h XX / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Integrationspädagogik (SKZ: 846, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Pflichtfächer (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Grundlagen der Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft
        • Spezielle Themen der pädagogischen Forschung ( 2.0h VS, VO, SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Integrationspädagogik (SKZ: 846, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Nachhaltige Entwicklung in einer sich globalisierenden Welt
        • Gesellschaftliche Veränderungsprozesse durch Globalisierung und Territorialisierung ( 2.0h XX / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Psychologie (SKZ: 840, Version: 09W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Doktoratsstudium Doktoratsstudium der Philosophie (SKZ: 500, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums (Pflichtfach)
      • Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums ( 0.0h XX / 32.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Doktoratsstudium Doktoratsstudium der Philosophie (SKZ: 500, Version: 12W.4)
    • Fach: Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums (Pflichtfach)
      • Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums ( 16.0h XX / 32.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Doktoratsstudium Doktoratsstudium der Philosophie (SKZ: 792, Version: 12W.4)
    • Fach: Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums (Pflichtfach)
      • Studienleistungen gem. § 3 Abs. 2a des Curriculums ( 16.0h XX / 32.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Erweiterungscurriculum Nachhaltigkeit (Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Nachhaltigkeit (Pflichtfach)
      • Vertiefung Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Schwerpunkt Methoden ( 0.0h XX / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Erweiterungsstudium (UG §54a) Inter-/transkulturelle Kompetenzen (ES) (SKZ: 007, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Global Citizenship (Wahlfach)
      • 3.1 Globale Perspektiven und die Weltgesellschaft ( 0.0h VO, VC, KS, VP, PS, VS, SE / 10.0 ECTS)
        • 120.392 The world at a crossroads: Globalization and democracy in 21st Century/stuffed and starved: (re)thinking globalization and democracy (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)

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