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Global Studies: Key Concepts, 7.5 credits


First Cycle

Course description

This course will give you an introduction to a conceptual and empirical inquiry on globalization from an interdisciplinary perspective including human ecology, peace and development studies, regional studies and social anthropology. You will be introduced to key concepts used to analyse the contemporary process of globalization: such as disembeddedness, homogenization, interconnectedness, mobility, mixing and reembeddedness.

You will also be encouraged to critically reflect on questions of how “the local” and “the global” relate to each other and how contemporary globalization affect life prospects, environments, gender relations, livelihoods, and conflict patterns in different parts of the globe.

Entrance requirements

Exchange students need an agreement within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Students should have at least 60 credits, preferably in the Social Sciences. English language proficiency must be sufficient for course participation.


Exchange students arriving with an agreement within the Faculty of Social Sciences should apply using the webservices. For changes in courses during your studies, contact your departmental coordinator.

Other students should contact their respective departmental coordinator.


7.5 credits


Autumn 2015: November 3rd - December 2nd
Spring 2016: January 18th – February 21st

Autumn 2014: November 3rd - December 4th
Spring 2015: January 19th – February 19th


Full time (100%)

Course code


Main field of studies

Not applicable

Department offering the course

School of Global Studies



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