Course: Globalization and Diversity

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Course title Globalization and Diversity
Course code KGE/GDS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Preis Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
I. Globalization and its specific features: - Economic globalization; - Geoplotics and globalization: global conflicts; - Environmental issues in the global context; - Controversial aspects of globalization; - diversity and the global world; II. Culture, religion and socio-economic development: - cultural and language features; - geography of world religions; - indicators of economic and social development (concrete examples; case studies) - migration: global challenge of the current world;

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with a video analysis, Lecture, Seminar
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 13 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 26 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 52 hours per semester
professional knowledge
To be able to read scholarly paper in English.
To be able to orient in current world events.
professional skills
To be able to present arguments and defend them.
To participate tactful discussion.
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
To be able to orient and define key aspects of globalization.
To be able to critically think about globalization trends and how they influence regional and local specific features of particular areas around the world.
professional skills
To be able to analyse critically a scholarly paper.
To know tu summarize, synthetise and communicate new knowledge, information and data both orally and in writing.
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture with a video analysis
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Written exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Blewitt, John. Understanding sustainable development. London : Earthscan, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84407-455-6.
  • DESAI, Vandana - POTTER, Robert B. (eds. The Companion to Development Studies. Arnold: London, 2002.
  • Heikkilä, Elli K.; Yeoh, Brenda S. A. International marriages in the time of globalization. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2011. ISBN 978-1-61728-036-8.
  • Lomborg, Bj?rn. Skeptický ekolog : jaký je skutečný stav světa?. Praha : Dokořán, 2006. ISBN 80-7363-059-1.
  • Nováček, Pavel. Udržitelný rozvoj. 2. vyd. Olomouc : Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2011. ISBN 978-80-244-2795-9.
  • Rowntree; Lewis; Price; Wyckoff. Globalization and Diversity: geography of changing world. New Jersey, 2014. ISBN 978-0-321-82146-1.
  • Thaler, Richard H.; Sunstein, Cass R. Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2009. ISBN 978-0-14-311526-7.

Study plans that include the course
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