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Syllabus:

Global Equality, 15 Credits

Swedish name: Global rättvisa

This syllabus is valid: 2016-11-14 and until further notice

Course code: 2KG047

Credit points: 15

Education level: First cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Human Geography: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Geography

Revised by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2015-11-27

Contents

Drawing on critical geographical perspectives and the concepts of space, place, culture, power, and difference, the purpose of the course is to draw attention to global inequalities. We raise the issue of scale in attempting to formulate a coherent conceptual framework for integrating power relations across the globe, from the human body up to global processes. The importance and the intersection of social categories such as gender, class and ethnicity is also integrated into the course. These analytical tools provide a starting point for thinking about the possibilities for social change. Course themes may include, for instance, colonialism and post-colonialism, globalization and economic relations, public/urban spaces, and international migration.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:
 
Knowledge and understanding
- in writing and during seminars explain processes of global social and economic inequalities and its effects on different geographical scales,
- in broad outline explain the relationship between the construction of place and categories such as gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality,
- understand and give account of relevant academic texts, make connections to current affairs and relate to global power relations,
 
Skills and understanding
- in writing give account of concepts and theories presented in the course, and
- make oral presentations.

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements

Form of instruction

The teaching consists of lectures, seminars as well as individual and group assignments. The introductory part of the course is spent introducing theories, concepts and implications of geographical inequality. This theoretical knowledge will be used as a framework and as a tool to independently and in groups analyze processes of inequality on different geographical scales. The analyses will be presented and discussed during seminars spread all along the course. Intersectional perspectives will be integrated into the lectures and assignments.

The spoken and written language of the course is English. The study form is 50%. Scheduled activities mostly take place during evenings, on Campus.

Examination modes

The examination consists of written papers that are presented and discussed during seminars. The grades Pass with distinction (VG), Pass (G) and Fail (U) are used. In order to pass the course and receive a grade, all examinations need to be completed and receive the grade Pass. The final grade is based on the grades from the different examinations and will be decided when all examinations have been passed. Upon request students may receive the grades A-FX.

It is not possible to appeal against a received grade, i.e. to get it examined by a higher authority. A student can always ask the examiner to reconsider the grading. A student who has failed two consecutive examinations has the right to get another examiner, unless specific reasons arise (HF Ch.6 §11B). Students are not permitted to retake exams they already passed in order to raise their grade.

ACADEMIC CREDIT TRANSFER
Credit transfer is always examined individually.

Literature

  • Valid from: 2016 week 45

    Anderson Jon
    Understanding cultural geography : places and traces
    Second edition. : Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge : 2015. : xiii, 318 pages :
    ISBN: 9780415734493 (hardback)
    Search Album, the University Library catalogue

    Massey, Doreen (2004)
    Geographies of responsibility, Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, Geografiska Annaler Volume 86 Issue 1, pages 5-18. Marmots
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Massey, D. (1991)
    A Global Sense of Place. Marxism Today, June 1991 pp. 24-29.
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Nagar, R., Lawson, V., McDowell, L. and S. Hanson
    Locating Globalization: Feminist (Re)readings of the Subjects and Spaces of Globalization. Economic Geography 78, pp. 257-284.
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Brah, A. and A. Phoenix
    Revisiting Intersectionality. Journal of International Women Studies 5, pp. 75-86.
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

  • Valid from: 2016 week 43

    Anderson Jon
    Understanding cultural geography : places and traces
    Second edition. : Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge : 2015. : xiii, 318 pages :
    ISBN: 9780415734493 (hardback)
    Search Album, the University Library catalogue

    Clark, G.L. (2005):
    Money flows like mercury: The geography of global finance. Geografiska Annaler 87 B:2 pp. 99–112.
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Massey, Doreen (2004)
    Geographies of responsibility, Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, Geografiska Annaler Volume 86 Issue 1, pages 5-18. Marmots
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Massey, D. (1991)
    A Global Sense of Place. Marxism Today, June 1991 pp. 24-29.
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Nagar, R., Lawson, V., McDowell, L. and S. Hanson
    Locating Globalization: Feminist (Re)readings of the Subjects and Spaces of Globalization. Economic Geography 78, pp. 257-284.
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Mitchell, Don, and Nik Heynen.
    "The geography of survival and the right to the city: Speculations on surveillance, legal innovation, and the criminalization of intervention." Urban Geography 30.6 (2009): 611-632.
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Barnett C
    Postcolonialism: space, textuality, and power (Chapter12)
    Included in:
    Approaches to human geography [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : SAGE : 2006. : ix, 349 p. :

    Brah, A. and A. Phoenix
    Revisiting Intersectionality. Journal of International Women Studies 5, pp. 75-86.
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Marmot M
    Social determinants of health inequalities
    Included in:
    The Lancet. [Elektronisk resurs]
    London : 1996- : 365 : pages 1099-1104 :

    Tickell, A (2002)
    Neoliberalizing Space. Antipode 34:3 pp. 380-404. Strange, S. (1999): The Westfailure System. Review of International Studies 25 pp. 345–354. Sunley, P., Martin, R. &
    Inst. för geografi och ekonomisk historia :

    Feminist Geographies of the ‘City’: Multiple Voice
    Preston V, Ustundag E
    Included in:
    A companion to feminist geography
    Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub. : 2005 : 617 s. : Chapter 15 :

    Silvey R
    Geographies of Gender and Migration: Spatializing Social Difference
    International Migration Review, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 64-81 : 2006 :