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Foundation Course in Global and Development Studies
|Master programme in||
Global Studies * / International Development Studies * / Global and Development Studies / European Master in Global Studies
|Type of activity||
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
Sign up for study activities at STADS Online Student Service within the announced registration period, as you can see on the Study administration homepage. When signing up for study activities, please be aware of potential conflicts between study activities or exam dates.
The planning of activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programs which do not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programs, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity||
Bjørn Thomassen (email@example.com)
|Head of study|
ISE Studyadministration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The course introduces students to key theoretical and conceptional discussions about development and globalisation. It provides a historical basis for understanding the contemporary global situation via the study of global social, political and economic processes since the 19th century and their subsequent development up to today. The second part of the course focuses on contemporary academic debates about global and development challenges such as climate change, intersectionality, class, gender and race, inequality, conflict, populism, human rights and global flows.
|Detailed description of content||
"The course is structured into three blocks
The first block engages historical dimensions and conceptual debates of globalisation and development.
The second and third blocks introduce key contemporary challenges to the field of globalisation and development through the introduction and application of theories while grounding it in historical and conceptual debates. (Block headings could be: ‘Power and inequality’ and ‘Post-development and global futures’).
After the first two parts students hand in the written product and receives feedback.
|Course material and Reading list||
Will be specified on Moodle.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
"10 ETCS: 270 hours
Expected workload in relation to the course:
|Evaluation and feedback||
The activity are evaluated regularly regarding the study board evaluation procedure. The activity responsible will be orientated about a potential evaluation of the activity at semesterstart. Se link to the study board evaluation praxis here https://intra.ruc.dk/nc/for-ansatte/organisering/raadnaevn- og-udvalg/oversigt-over-studienaevn/studienaevn-for-internationale-studier/arbejdet-medkvalitet- i-uddannelserne/
Will be specified on Moodle.
|Overall learning outcomes||
|Form of examination||
Individual oral exam based on a written product
The character limit of the written product is maximum 14,400 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 30 minutes.
The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and the subsequent oral examination.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: Course material and own notes.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: External examiner.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
1) Hand in a written product during the course relating to lectures and readings of the first part of the course. The paper must engage (define and discuss) key theories and concepts of development and globalisation.
2) Apply knowledge of historical background of development and globalisation to today’s academic and political debates, while implementing theories and concepts from the course and own exam paper.
3) Demonstrate overview of key concepts and theories and ability to apply these to the analysis of current global challenges.