This unit (JYU0007) of study will introduce students to globalisation, paying particular attention to contemporary debates surrounding globalisation and the ways in which human lives are affected by globalisation's many different aspects.
The impact of globalisation throughout the world is uneven and the costs and benefits of globalisation can be associated with governance. Students will consider a range of questions including: what is understood by the term "globalisation"; how did globalisation arise; to what degree will globalisation continue to encroach upon the community; what major issues is humankind facing as a result of globalisation; how might these issues be successfully dealt with?
This unit will prepare students to "think globally", by providing them with examples and case studies which will foster a critical understanding of the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental forces which are re-shaping the lives of peoples and nations world-wide. The unit may include discussion in areas such as the environment and resources, international trade, transnational terrorism and security, international development, health, human rights and social justice, and global communications.