Minor in Global Studies

UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.

Available for students starting in September 2017

Global Studies is an exciting and flexible programme that focuses on the study of transnationalism – the cultural, social and political interconnections of our increasingly globalised world – through the complementary perspectives of the arts, humanities and social sciences. If you choose a Minor in Global Studies you will develop your personal interests across a range of subjects that address global histories, cultures and identities. You will also have the chance to broaden your horizons both academic and personal by participating in an optional summer school abroad in the Americas, Europe and Asia, at one of our numerous partner universities. This unique Minor therefore allows you to develop your understanding of what it means to be a ‘global citizen’ by broadening your knowledge of global processes, developing your cultural awareness and communication skills, and giving you the chance to experience life in another country.

Year 1

In semester one of your first year you will study a core module, ‘Introduction to Global Studies’, where you will engage with international issues from across global regions and from a variety of different perspectives. The module combines humanities, arts and social science disciplines to examine the development of global histories, environments, cultures and languages. In semester two you will choose one module from the choice of two options.

Modules

Core modules

  • Introduction to Global Studies

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Global History: Connections and Cultures in a Changing World, 1750 to the Present
  • Order and Disorder: International Relations from 1989 to the Present
  • Media and Globalisation

Year 2

During your second year you will develop your knowledge of global issues, as well as your awareness of being a global citizen, by choosing modules from a range of options that suit your personal interests.

Modules

Choose two option modules from:

English

Geography

History

History of Art and Film

International Communication and Culture

Law

Modern Languages cultural studies

Politics and International Relations

  • International Theory
  • International Security Studies
  • The Making of Contemporary US Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Governing Societies in Conflict

Sociology

Year 3

In your final year, you will continue to tailor your learning to meet your own interests and desired area of specialisation (either in terms of academic discipline or in terms of knowledge of a particular global region) by selecting options from amongst a wide range of research-led modules.

Modules

Choose two option modules from:

English

History

History of Art and Film

International Communication and Culture

Law

Modern Language Studies

Politics and International Relations

  • South African Politics
  • Global Justice and Human Rights
  • The Politics of Counter-Terrorism
  • Politics of the Global South
  • South African Foreign Policy
  • Democratization and EU Enlargement in Post-Communist Europe

Sociology

*Modules marked with an asterisk require relevant language knowledge so that you can engage with the course material.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this minor.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a number of different means, including individual and group oral presentations and projects, essays and examinations. In all modules there will be a balance of continuous assessment and end of semester assignments or examinations.

Now choose your Major

On a Major/Minor degree, 25% of your course will be your Minor (in this case Global Studies) and 75% will be your Major.

Restrictions

Please note that you cannot study a Minor in Global Studies with a Major in:

  • Global Studies

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