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History and Globalisation Studies
This NEW course examines the forces that shaped our globalised world. We analyse how modern society is structured; the links between culture an politics; why they matter; and how and why our world developed in this way. Students combine a major in History with a choice of inter-disciplinary courses in related themes. You will develop the critical faculties necessary to understand the processes of global integration over time and space.
These skills are vital in fields as diverse as business, diplomacy, and the voluntary sector, where individuals must always be conscious of the historical, cultural and political impact of their actions.
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Requirements and Assessment
Next start date
A Level Grades (2018)
Mode of study
Students take a major in History and follow thematic minor programmes in Globalisation Studies and one other relevant theme. Modules are as follows (subject to change).
Students follow the History programme, along with Globalisation Studies and a thematic minor of their choice.
· Introduction to Global History
· Principles of Human Geography
· Introduction to Politics and Sociology
· Concepts and Practices in Politics and Sociology
History (seminar and lecture modules), thematic minor, and Globalisation Studies.
• Global History, 1780–1945
• Geographies of Migration
• Skills for Work
Students will undertake a combination of a one-semester work placement (places limited); on-campus studies; a semester abroad on
the Erasmus programme; or a full academic year abroad.
Completion of studies in History (major), thematic minor, and Globalisation Studies:
• Globalisation since 1945
• Globalisation Studies Research Project
BA (History and Globalisation Studies) can select one of the following thematic minors: Classics: Literature, Art, Thought; French Language Studies; German Language Studies; Italian Language Studies; Italian Culture; Cultural Transmission; Physical Geography; Human Geography.
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A number of places will be available in the third year of the programme for students to undertake a single semester work placement. The aim of these placements is for you to develop the knowledge and skills acquired on the programme in a professional setting.
Placement opportunities are competitive, programme specific, and subject to change depending on availability. Work placements include community, industry and on campus opportunities. Year three study opportunities are also available at NUI Galway and beyond.
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