ASOB16200U Global inequality - trends and tendencies in a sociological perspective

Volume 2022/2023
Education

Bachelor elective course

 

From Autumn 2022 the course is also offered to students at:
 

- Bachelor Programmes in Anthropology

- Master Programmes in Global Development

- Bachelor Programmes in Economics


Enrolled students can register the course directly through the Selfservice without a preaproval. Please contact the study administration at each programme for questions regarding registration.

 

 

Content

The course focuses on presenting theories and empirical data regarding global social inequality. Are fewer and fewer people owning more and more of the global wealth? Has global inequality grown in the last 20 years or has it diminished? Does globalization create more or less global inequality? These are some of the questions that are raised on the course and which we analyze on the basis of different theories about what creates differences in 'wealth' between individuals and between different regions in the world (eg North / South, Asia / Africa / Europe) and what creates differences within the regions. Central topics are inequality in relation to gender, ethnicity, elites, power, health, social mobility, economy, and the like.  Different sociological and social science theories of inequality are used.

Learning Outcome

On successful completion of the course, the student is able to:


Knowledge:

  • Account for  wide range of sociological theories of inequality.
  • Describe empirical characteristics regarding inequality patterns in a global perspective.

 

Skills:

  • To combine theoretical issues with empirical observations within the field of global inequality.

 

Competences:

  • Apply theories of inequality to an empirical field.
  • Evaluate  advantages and disadvantages between applying different theories to different empirical material.

Compendium will be used.

The course can also be followed by BA-students from other social science areas and by students with an overall knowledge and interest in global inequality.
Lectures and different types of exercises.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 80
  • Project work
  • 55
  • Exam Preparation
  • 29
  • Total
  • 206
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio, -
Type of assessment details
Individual or group. A portfolio assignment is defined as a series of short assignments during the course that address one or more set questions and feedback is offered during the course. All of the assignments are submitted together for assessment at the end of the course. The portfolio assignments must be no longer than 10 pages. For group assignments, an extra 5 pages is added per additional student. Further details for this exam form can be found in the Curriculum and in the General Guide to Examinations at KUnet.
Exam registration requirements

You need to be signed up for the course to attend the exam

Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period

Find more information on your study page at KUnet.

Exchange students and Danish full degree guest students please see the homepage of Sociology; http://www.soc.ku.dk/english/education/exams/ and http://www.soc.ku.dk/uddannelser/meritstuderende/eksamen/

Re-exam

Written take-home essay with set questions. Individual/group.

A written take-home essay is defined as an assignment that addresses one or more questions. The exam is based on the course syllabus, i.e. the literature set by the teacher.

The written take-home essay must be no longer than 10 pages. For group assignments, an extra 5 pages is added per additional student. Further details for this exam form can be found in the Curriculum and in the General Guide to Examinations at KUnet.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see the learning outcome.