Teaching plan for the course unit



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General information


Course unit name: Citizenship in the World of Globalization

Course unit code: 570704

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Jose Antonio Estevez Araujo

Department: Department of Political Science, Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law

Credits: 5

Single program: S



Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 125


Face-to-face and/or online activities


( In case of a new outbreak of the COVID-19 in Barcelona or a change in the safety instructions, the classes can continue in a virtual way.)


-  Lecture





-  Seminar

Face-to-face and online



Supervised project


Independent learning






It is recommended to have taken the course Citizenship: Ethics, Politics and Law in English with Professor Estévez.



Competences to be gained during study


Capacity for criticism and self-criticism


Recognize and analyze the major political and social theories. Apply them to practical problems in the field of citizenship.


Ability to write papers for journals.





Learning objectives


Referring to knowledge

Analyze the globalization process.


Examining the impact of globalization on citizenship.


Referring to abilities, skills

Ability to write papers for journals.


Referring to attitudes, values and norms

Understanding the ontological and epistemological ground of tolerance and pluralism.



Teaching blocks


1. Neo-liberal globalisation

*  The aim of this section is to analyse the process of neoliberal globalisation.

2. Citizenship in a globalised world

*  This block will analyse the effects on Citizenship of global problems in our days.



Teaching methods and general organization


In each session, a different syllabus topic will be discussed. We will use a variety of materials mostly provided trhough the Virtual Campus. Students should review the reading material before each session.



Official assessment of learning outcomes


Written proof on the course topics. All types of support materials are allowed: 50%

Oral presentation: 25%

Participation in the discussions: 25%


Examination-based assessment

Written proof on the course topics. All types of support materials are allowed.



Reading and study resources

Consulteu la disponibilitat a CERCABIB


Ritzer, G. (2019). Globalization: the essentials (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

Sassen, S. (2014). Expulsions: Brutality and complexity in the global economy. Harvard University Press.

Piketty, T. (2020). Capital and Ideology. Harvard University Press Cambridge.

Tarrow, Sidney G (2012). Strangers at the gates: movements and states in contentious politics. Cambridge University Press.

Zizek, S. (2020). PANDEMIC!: Covid-19 Shakes the World. John Wiley & Sons.

Isin, Engin Fahri y Ruppert, Evelyn Sharon, Being digital citizens. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020.