CCGL9007 Global Issues

Youth in a Global World

This course is under the thematic cluster(s) of:

  • Sustaining Cities, Cultures, and the Earth (SCCE)
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Diversity (GSD)

Course Description

This course facilitates students as “young people” to be more aware of the interconnectedness of the world and to critically assess how globalization influences different aspects of young people’s daily lives. It also analyzes the proactive and positive role youth can play in the changing world, and provides students with an opportunity to propose how young people as global citizens can and should respond to transformations brought about by globalization. Various social issues or specific areas of youth global trends such as consumerism, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism and digitalism that confront young people in their everyday life will be examined in a systematic manner. By doing so, students will critically evaluate what global citizenship should entail in order to reduce inequality and promote care for human rights as well as human dignity in today’s global community.

Course Learning Outcomes

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness, as “young people” themselves, of the interconnectedness of the world.
  2. Critically assess how globalization influences different aspects of young people’s daily lives.
  3. Analyze the proactive and positive role youth can play in the changing world.
  4. Propose how young people as global citizens can and should respond to transformations brought about by globalization.

Offer Semester and Day of Teaching

Second semester (Wed)


Study Load

Activities Number of hours
Lectures 24
Tutorials 8
Reading / Self-study 40
Assessment: Essay / Report writing 40
Assessment: Group presentation (incl preparation) 20
Total: 132

Assessment: 100% coursework

Assessment Tasks Weighting
Group presentation 25
In-class quizzes 25
Tutorial participation 20
Individual essay 30

Required Reading

  • Santrock, J. (2019). Adolescence (17th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Course Co-ordinator and Teacher(s)

Course Co-ordinator Contact
Dr B.M.F. Law
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences
Tel: 3917 7483
Email: blaw@hku.hk
Teacher(s) Contact
Dr B.M.F. Law
Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences
Tel: 3917 7483
Email: blaw@hku.hk