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Information, Technology, and Society in Asia 321

Interpretations of Globalisation
It is a now a truism that we inhabit a fast-moving world where corporations and trade are often international, while finance is global because of virtual flows that operate 24/7. Similarly, we are used to swirling media images and the global exchange of cultural artefacts, or a social reality in which tourism and migration are a part of our daily vista. Finally, we are aware of how state-centric politics is both supplemented and rivalled by the supra- and sub-national, whether in the shape of international organisations, global social movements or techno-scientific innovations and risks. Processes such as these make distance over space less of an obstacle, while the conflation of time increases interdependency and produces a burgeoning global imaginary. This course examines some of these issues through philosophical interpretations of globalisation and concomitant theories of war.
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4973210
GII-IA6321L3
Information, Technology, and Society in Asia 321
ダルグリーシュ ブレガム
S1 S2
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福武ホール B2階・福武ラーニングスタジオ3
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
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授業計画
The course surveys various philosophical interpretations of globalisation and theories of war including, but not limited to, those of Wallerstein, Sloterdijk, Bauman, Huntington, Appadurai, Baudrillard, Foucault and Virilio. Students are required to demonstrate an understanding of globalisation and war and to hereby avoid conceptual promiscuity in their future discussions. To this end, the course introduces and develops various academic abilities: Critical literacy skills 1. Understand that academic writing is grounded in inquiry. 2. Demonstrate the ability to distinguish your ideas from, as well as to integrate them into, the ideas of others. 3. Take cognisance of how academic argument works through raising new questions, even if they sometimes go unanswered. Assignment writing skills 1. Implement logic and use academic writing conventions in polished essays by employing a central idea or controlling purpose (a thesis) that requires detailed argument and development. 2. Carefully contextualising the thesis in light of the readings that ground the assignment 3. Use paragraphs that develop the thesis in any number of ways, from offering examples with explanations, to citing authorities, to critically examining a claim from the reading, to comparing and contrasting, to offering a logical chain of reasoning, to defining and redefining terms, and so on.
授業の方法
Class work includes short introductory lectures and student presentations on the main facets of globalisation, as well as small group activities and seminar discussions.
成績評価方法
To be confirmed in the first class, but probably: Participation (20%) Presentation (20%) Short Response Paper (20%) Literature Review (40%)
教科書
Course Reader provided by the course convenor.
参考書
To be provided in the first class.
履修上の注意
Prerequisites include intellectual curiosity and a will to engage.