Perspectives on Globalisation

7.5 credits

Globalisation has become a key concept and an explanatory dimension in the Social Sciences in recent years. This is in part due to the increasing exchanges of economic, political, and cultural life across nation-state, city and community boundaries. The class explores the process of globalisation from different economic, political and cultural perspectives. It analyses the nature of contemporary global changes and their dividing and uniting forces.

During the course, you will discuss the impact of globalisation on development, the evolution of the international system and the nation state, perceptions of security and human rights as well as its social consequences and the creation of a globalised culture. Critical questioning of the main assumptions under which globalisation has traditionally been explained will be encouraged in order to suggest ways to cope with it more creatively.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!