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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Intercultural Studies: Internationalism and Global Culture
Module Code LC202
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Julie Daniel
Semester 2: Julie Daniel
Autumn: Julie Daniel
Module TeachersJulie Daniel
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
Student will be given the opportunity to make a group/ individual presentation to examiner(s) and/or submit a different essay from the list

to introduce the concept of global culture and consider its relevance to our modern cultural experience; to analyse modes of international interaction between cultures and the potential benefits and problems arising out of it.

Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish the various strands of global interconnectivity i.e. economic, political and cultural and to identify the interaction between these sectors
2. Describe processes of modern global culture as a complex interconnectivity between local, national and global cultural influences.
3. Identify social and economic carrier groups of global culture and their localised features in different national contexts
4. Critically discuss various theoretical points of view as can be found in the literature in relation to the topic
5. To identify and research social phenomena in relation to their global interconnections, in particular in the areas of tourism, media communication, popular culture, cosmopolitanism and social movements
6. Co-operate with fellow students in identifying and pursuing individual research questions and presenting findings

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture7No Description
Seminars11No Description
Group work12Preparing for group presentation
Independent Study95Library work and preparation for report and essay
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

The growth of global tourism and its ideological and socio-economic origins and effects.

Cosmopolitanism and global citizenship

The experience of globalisation in the post-war era, particularly in the sphere of popular culture and consumerism

The role and function of media in the creation and development of global cultures

Social movements that counter neoliberal policies and practices

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PresentationGroup peer presentation on an aspect of Global Culture30%n/a
EssayInvestigate an aspect of the module content (a separate theme from the peer presentation) chosen from a set of questions prepared by the lecturer70%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Bauman, Zygmunt: 1998, Globalisation, The Human Consequences,
  • Giddens, Anthony: 2002, Runaway World: How globalisation is reshaping our lives,
  • Appadurai, Arjun: 1996, Modernity at Large, Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation,
  • Featherstone, Mike: 1995, Global Modernities,
  • Tomlinson, John: 1999, Globalization and Culture,
  • Urry, Jonathan: 2011, The Tourist Gaze 3.0, 3rd, Sage, London,
  • Cronin, Michael: 2000, Across the Lines: travel, language and translation,
  • Beck, Ulrich: 1992, Risk Society, Sage, London,
  • Kirby, Peadar: 2006, Vulnerability and Violence. The Impact of Globalisation,
  • Lash, S. & Lury, C.: 2007, Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things, Wiley, London,
  • Beck, U.: 2006, Cosmopolitan Vision, Polity, London,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
BSSAStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
BSSAOStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
BSSCIBA Social Sciences & Cultural Innovation
EBBA in Global Business
HMSAStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
HMSAOStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
IESAOStudy Abroad (Institute of Education)
IRBA in International Relations
SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
Date of Last Revision11-NOV-10

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