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Faculty of Social Science

A Syllabus for GLOB04 Globalisation and Culture, 7.5 higher education credits, first cycle (G2F) First cycle Approved by the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, 28 September, 2009. This syllabus is valid from 1 July, 2009. B Type of Course The course is offered as an online course within the Global Issues Program (GIP). The GIP is a multi-disciplinary program offered by the Universitas 21 network to the students at the University of British Columbia, University of Hong Kong, Lund University, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Nottingham University, and Tec de Monterrey. C Learning Outcomes On completion of the course, the student shall: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relationship between globalisation processes and contemporary cultural changes, which also include a discussion on how social change affect culture and vice versa. demonstrate knowledge about research problems, theoretical traditions, and research results in the study of globalisation and culture; be able to analyse the differential impact of globalisation on various strata of the local, regional, national and international communities be able to contribute to a common learning environment and to the group dynamic aspects of learning.

D Content of the Course The course will examine cultural aspects of the globalisation process. In focus for the course is an analysis of the relationship between globalisation processes and contemporary cultural changes throughout the world. As a theoretical starting point to understand global cultural processes today, the

course introduces different theories about and understandings of the relationship between globalisation processes and culture . During the course, special attention will be given to different forms of identity constructions related to the globalisation process. A special focus will be the role new technology and media plays in the identity construction . Concepts as de-territorialisation and hybridisation versus localisation and national identity will be discussed. The course will pay special attention to a comparative perspective where differences and similarities between countries/regions in connection to globalisation and culture will be discussed. E Teaching and Examination The course commences with a series of seminars on-line, that introduce and analyse the relationship between globalisation processes and contemporary cultural changes. Collaborative and comparative learning, students from different countries forming collaborative learning groups, is one of the pedagogical principles of the course. As part of the learning process the student shall read, discuss and comment each others assignments. The assignments consist of a minor comparative "field study", individually written papers, group assignments and active participation in virtual seminars. Examination will take place continuously during the course. Re-examination will be offered after the end of the course. If necessary, a second re-examination will be arranged at a later date. F Grades The grades awarded are Pass with Distinction, Pass and Fail. To receive Pass the student must fulfil the learning outcomes specified for the course. To receive a Pass with Distinction, the student must also demonstrate an independent, reflective and critical relation to the theories and methodologies presented in this course.

G Admission requirements To be eligible for the course the student must have at least one year of completed full-time university studies (equivalent to 60 credits). A high level of proficiency in the English language is necessary. (IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 (none of the sections under 5.0), or TOEFL with a minimum of 550 p (computer-based test 213 p; internet-based test 79 p), or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (A-C), G.C.E.O.-level (A-c).). Exemption from Swedish language requirements is granted. H Literature See attachment.

Literature: GLOB04 Globalisation and Culture, 7.5 higher education credits Books Appadurai, Arjun, Modernity at large : cultural dimensions of globalization. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, cop. 1996. (229 pg)

Giddens, Anthony, Runaway world : how globalization is reshaping our lives. London: Profile Books, 2002. (124 pg) Tomlinson, John, Globalization and culture. Cambridge : Polity Press in association with Blackwell, 1999. (238 pg)

Articles (also available on-line) 200 pg

Asgary, Nader & Walle, Alf, H. The cultural impact of globalisation: Economic activity and social change. Cross Cultural Management 2002 vol: 9 nr: 3 pg: 58-75. Belk, Russell W, Hyperreality and Globalization: Culture in the age of Ronald McDonald. Journal of International Consumer Marketing 1996 vol: 8 nr: 3-4 pg: 23-38 . Cameron, David & Stein, Janice, Gross, Globalization, culture and society: The state as place admidst shifting spaces. Canadian Public Policy 2000, pg: 15-34. Cheah, Pheng , Cosmopolitanism. Culture & Society 2006 Vol: 23 Nr: 2-3 pg: 486-496 Chen ,Tina, Mai, Introduction: Thinking through Embeddedness: Globalization, Culture, and the Popular. Cultural Critique 2004 nr: 58 pg: 1-29 Epley, Joe S., Public Relations in the Global Village: An American Perspective. Public Relations Review 1992 vol: 18 nr: 2 pg: 109-117. Huntington, Samuel, P., The West: Unique, not universal. Foreign Affairs 1996 vol: 75 nr: 6 pg: 28-46. Lieber, Robert, J. & Weisberg, Ruth, E., Globalization, Culture, and Identities in Crisis. Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 2002 vol: 16 nr: 2 pg: 273-296.

Marien, Michael, Cultural trends, troubles and transformations: A guide to recent literature. Futures 1993 vol: 25 nr: 4 pg: 414-431. Mele, Christopher, Globalization, Culture and Neighborhood Change. Urban Affairs Review 1996 vol: 32 nr: 1 pg: 3-23. Rothkopf, David, In praise of cultural imperialism?. Foreign Policy 1997, pg: 38-53. Stevenson, T. Communities of tomorrow. Futures 2002 vol: 34 nr: 8 pg: 735-744.

Online article

John Tomlinson Globalization and Cultural Identity, 10 pg. www.polity.co.uk/global/pdf/GTReader2eTomlinson.pdf

Country specific readings 250 pages