Course: Globalization and Diversity

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Course title Globalization and Diversity
Course code KGE/GDSP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 8
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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
Specific features of globalization: - Economic globalization; . Geopolitics and globalization: global conflicts - Environmental issues in the light of globalization - Controversial aspects of globalization - Diversity in the global world - Global health issues II. Culture, religion and socio-economic development: - Cultural specifics and languages in globalized world; - World religion in the global world: the influence and role in global society; - Economic and sociaa development's indicators: concrete examples; - Migration: a global challenge of current world III. Case studies of key global stakeholders in the current world: - Emerging markets; - Developing world;

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 52 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 26 hours per semester
  • Team project (50/number of students) - 52 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 26 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
To be able to read scholarly paper in English.
To be able to write critically.
To be able to present arguments and defend them.
professional skills
Student is able to participate vocational discussion, to construe information from scientific paper, to make opinions, able to lead meaningful argumantation.
To be able to understand key processes in current globalized world.
general eligibility
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
To be able to critically think about globalization trends and how they influence regional and local specific features of particular areas around the world.
To be able to orient and define key aspects of globalization.
professional skills
To be able to analyse critically the scholarly paper.
To know tu summarize, synthetise and communicate new knowledge, information and data both orally and in writing.
general eligibility
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
professional skills
Self-study of literature
Textual studies
general eligibility
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Oral exam
Group presentation at a seminar
professional skills
Seminar work
Oral exam
general eligibility
Group presentation at a seminar
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A. Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity, and poverty. 1st ed. London : Profile Books, 2013. ISBN 978-1-84668-430-2.
  • Čechurová, Monika; Preis, Jiří. Rozvojový potenciál států BRICS v 21. století. 2014. ISBN 978-80-261-0460-5.
  • Huntington, Samuel P. Střet civilizací : boj kultur a proměna světového řádu. Praha : Rybka Publishers, 2001. ISBN 80-86182-49-5.
  • Nováček, Pavel. Rozvojová studia ? vybrané kapitoly. Olomouc. ISBN 978-80-244-3958-7.
  • O?Neill, Jim. The growth map : economic opportunity in the BRICs and beyond. 3rd ed. London : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013. ISBN 978-0-241-95807-0.
  • Rowntree; Lewis; Price; Wyckoff. Globalization and Diversity: geography of changing world. New Jersey, 2014. ISBN 978-0-321-82146-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (17-1) Social sciences 2 Winter