GE1209 - Identity and Citizenship in a Globalized World

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public and International Affairs
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

In this course, students explore the meaning of citizenship at various levels, from local, to national, to global, but including other kinds of ‘memberships’ which may also influence identity.  Students also explore the interactions between engagement with various groups and communities, and ‘identity’. The theme of ‘globalization’ helps students to understand how international interactions in trade, travel, science, business, and culture influence conceptions of citizenship, and of identity.  Learning activities include discussion and dialogue between students and with the instructor(s), exploration through interviews and site visits off-campus, films and discussion of film themes, an academic term paper, and a self-reflection on identity and citizenship.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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