Global Societies

Second year module

Lecturer: Dr Will Legget

The module analyses important global issues from a sociological perspective. It introduces students to globalisation, the emergence of world society, and to the persistence of global inequalities. Among the key topics examined are poverty and development, gender and racial inequalities, demographic change, migration, urbanisation, environmental issues, work and corporate power, tourism and culture, world religions, crime, terrorism, conflict and the media's role in a globalised world. he module analyses important global issues from a sociological perspective. It introduces students to globalisation, the emergence of world society, and to the persistence of global inequalities. Among the key topics examined are poverty and development, gender and racial inequalities, demographic change, migration, urbanisation, environmental issues, work and corporate power, tourism and culture, world religions, crime, terrorism, conflict and the media's role in a globalised world.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to identify and explain key global issues in sociological terms.

Assessment

  • 1 x 3000 word essay (50%) 
  • 3 hour exam (50%)