University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 3001 - Citizenship and Globalisation

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: POLIS 2125
Assessment: Seminar work 20%, Report/Essay 40%, Analytical blog 40%

Citizenship has become a highly contested concept in recent times, not least due to the intensification of the process of globalisation in the second half of the 20th century. This course provides students with a broad theoretical and empirical understanding of the concept of citizenship and the debates and challenges surrounding citizenship in the 21st century. More specifically, this course will: a) provide students with a general understanding of the origins and evolution of the concept of citizenship; b) provide students with a general understanding of different traditional (ie state-based) conceptions of citizenship; c) explore the challenges posed by the processes and forces of globalisation - particularly population flows, multiculturalism and consumer capitalism - to traditional conceptions of citizenship; d) review the recent political and ethical challenges posed by cosmopolitanism - and the human rights discourse - to traditional conceptions of citizenship; e) explore the prospects, benefits and problems of moving towards global citizenship, or beyond citizenship; and f) explore the impact of all these issues on the meaning of Australian citizenship.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10167 SE01 136 23 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 10am - 1pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 10am - 1pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room