CCGL5022 Global Issues

Globalization in Question:
Human and Economic Consequences (Online)

Non-Permissible Combination:
CCGL9019 Economic Globalization: Issues and Challenges

Course Description

[Lectures and tutorials of this course will be delivered online.]

This course explores how globalization affects developed and developing countries and cities around the world. It enables students to understand how their own lives and personal choices are shaped by market forces and global interconnectedness. This course provides an overview of globalization and asks critical questions about what it is, how it started, what drives globalization, what are major players and its positive and negative effects.  

Throughout the course, students will compare and analyze how diverse individuals’ lives are impacted by globalization. Major factors include market forces; global climate change; technology; education; and movement of cultures, values, religions, and ideologies… for better and for worse. Central to the course will be the question of how globalization has changed social life for individuals, communities, governments, and international organizations around the world. The cases invite students to reevaluate the major theoretical orientations to globalization discussed in the course, reflect on major debates about globalization, and hypothesize its future impacts.  

Course Learning Outcomes

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and evaluate major theoretical orientations towards globalization.
  2. Reflect on how diverse individuals’ lives and choices are impacted by global interconnectedness.
  3. Hypothesize about the future impact of globalization and how to respond to it.

Offer Semester and Day of Teaching

Second semester (Wed)

Study Load

Activities Number of hours
Lectures 24
Tutorials 12
Reading / Self-study 60
Assessment: Essay writing 24
Assessment: Presentation (incl preparation) 12
Total: 132

Assessment: 100% coursework

Assessment Tasks Weighting
Group Project 30
Term paper 50
Participation in lectures and tutorials 20

Required Reading

  • Madhok, A., (2021). Globalization, de-globalization, and re-globalization: Some historical context and the impact of the COVID pandemic. BRQ Business Research Quarterly24(3), 199-203.
  • Ritzer, G. (Ed.). (2016). The Blackwell companion to globalization. John Wiley & Sons.

Further, a course pack with key readings will be made available to students and will be posted on Moodle. 

Course Co-ordinator and Teacher(s)

Course Co-ordinator Contact
Professor M.N. Kobakhidze
Faculty of Education (Social Contexts and Policies of Education)
Tel: 3917 0363
Teacher(s) Contact
Professor M.N. Kobakhidze
Faculty of Education (Social Contexts and Policies of Education)
Tel: 3917 0363