SD-300: Culture and Global Change

SD-300: Culture and Global Change

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers issues related to culture and development. The main textbook is “Culture and Global Change” which explores cultural changes in various parts of the world, and as these changes relate to economic development. The course also includes academic readings that further explore the relationship between culture (as well as language and religion) with economic growth and development.

Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 5 (ECTS standard)
Indicative duration (full time): 2-3 weeks
Indicative duration (part time): 4-6 week
Certificate: Yes

COURSE METHODOLOGY

This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)

COURSE OBJECTIVES | LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

+ discuss the various cases featured in the textbook
+ articulate views related to the connection between culture and development
+ write a major paper exploring the possible relationship between culture and development in particular context or from a comparative perspective
+ demonstrate knowledge the course material together with the ability engage in a graduate-level academic discuss on this complex and sensitive topic.

REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIAL

  • Allen, Tim, and Tracey Skelton, eds. Culture and Global Change. 1 edition. London ; New York: Routledge, 1999.
  •  Selection of PDF articles (downloadable from LMS)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR | ASSOCIATED FACULTY

Dr Barbara Lond

Expertise: Leadership, Global Issues
Education: MSc Org. Behaviour, Birkbeck College; LLB (Hons) Open University; Doctorate Occupational Psychology, University of East London
Location: United Kingdom | Nationality: United Kingdom

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