Global Cultures

Module code: MS3004

The term ‘Global Cultures’ often brings to mind notions such as cultural imperialism, global cinema and Hollywood. But, Global Cultures are more than that: they encompass complex relations between globalisation and culture at large. You'll explore those relations and interconnections that happen on a global level between different actors and insitutions – Citizens, Cultural Industries, International Organizations, NGOs, Multinational Corporations - and unfold some of the complexities of the diverse world in which we live. The module also looks into some of the problems and processes of globalisation from a more humanistic perspective.

Topics covered

  • Alternative globalisation
  • Global Economy
  • Sustainable development
  • Postcolonialism and Feminism
  • Nation-state and national culture
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • Consumer culture/consumer activism
  • Slow fashion
  • Craftivism
  • Alternative Food Networks

Learning

  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of seminars
  • 7 hours of project supervision
  • 160 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (50%)
  • Written project, 2,000 words (50%)