Postgraduate Course: Global Citizenship (BIME11031)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course asks the question "What does being a global citizen mean?"
Global citizenship is the concept of citizenship on a global level. It includes moral and ethical perspectives and informs how individuals and groups engage with, and participate in, the wider global community. This course is intended to encourage participants to question the assumptions behind the concept of what it means to be a 'global citizen' and asks how we might understand it given the varied legal, political, social, religious and cultural dimensions of the contemporary world. To what extent should the rights, duties and responsibilities of individuals and communities be determined by a global perspective? The course aims to equip students from various degree programmes with the tools to understand and interpret their own particular disciplines within this global perspective.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This is an elective course offered to students enrolled on a participating Masters/Diploma/Certificate programme.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain some of the assumptions underlying different perspectives on global citizenship.
- Discuss the concept of globalization and citizenship.
- Understand 'responsibility, duty and rights' from an individual and collective perspective.
- Discuss issues such as who the beneficiaries of global citizenship are deemed to be and the role of the 'apathetic generation'.
- The course will also include: Trans-global problems and potential solutions; Individual and national obligations concerning human rights; Ethics of engagement in development (eg the Paris Declaration).
|Course organiser||Dr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289