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Culture, Society & Globalization II: Inequalities & Practices - SOC00019M

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  • Department: Sociology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Tom O'Brien
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

This module aims to build upon Culture, society and globalization 1 to engage students in sociological and related debates about culture, society and globalization in specific areas of practice. It focuses especially on how globalization processes interact with and produce social and cultural inequalities, how globalization can be disentangled from other processes such as Europeanisation and how it is related to the debate about cosmopolitanism. It seeks to develop their skills in applying concepts and theories to specific (including ongoing) cases.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content
On completing this module students should have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Key issues and debates concerning how globalization operates in practice and how it relates to other phenomena such as Europeanisation and cosmopolitism
  • How culture and globalization processes may, variously, interact with, exacerbate or produce social inequalities.
  • Selected substantive areas of the operation of culture, society and globalization (e.g. art, cities, food, tourism), with particular reference to inequality.

Academic and graduate skills
On completing this module students should have skills in:

  • Applying academic concepts and theories to specific areas of practice.
  • Identifying relevant data sources for sociological analysis.
  • Building arguments in relation to data sources.
  • Effective communication - written and oral - of information, arguments and analyses.
  • Effective use of digital technologies to communicate with overseas partners.


Task Length % of module mark
Critical asessment 1: news item
N/A 10
Critical asessment 2: news item
N/A 10
Essay - 3500 words
N/A 80

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Critical asessment 1: news item
N/A 10
Critical asessment 2: news item
N/A 10
Essay - 3500 words
N/A 80

Module feedback

Feedback on all work is provided in a variety of ways and you must make the most of all opportunities do

discuss your assessment and study progress:

1. After each open assessment you will receive feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your

work. This will be available within 4 weeks of the submission deadline

2. You will meet with your supervisor twice a term and you should discuss any concerns that you

have and also present your assessment feedback for further comment

3. You will be asked to comment on the teaching of the modules and results will be discussed at

Teaching Committee


Indicative reading

These will be available on the module sites through the Yorkshare VLE. Most reading materials will be journals or book chapters which will be in pdf format. These can be downloaded and annotated on your work pc if you don t want the expense of printing.

Recommended books will be available in the library for reference only.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.

Find details of the measures we're planning to protect our community.

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