Globalization and Identity in Society
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Course title in Estonian
Üleilmastumine ja identiteet ühiskonnas
Course title in English
Globalization and Identity in Society
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
Anastassia Zabrodskaja (õpetamise keel: English) e-course
lecturer of 2021/2022  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To introduce basic sociolinguistic and sociologic concepts for the analysis of connections between globalization, identity and communication. To discuss the issue of growing global mobility and migration, and make students aware of the role of communication. To understand the relationship between identity and society in contemporary world and the nature of identity building and formation in the current context of globalization.
Brief description of the course
Each meeting we will concentrate on the aspects, as detailed in the week-by-week plan; relevant readings related to key topics will be presented and discussed. At the same time, students will be asked to undertake an ethnographic fieldwork (more details will follow). There will be presentations and discussions based on the compulsory readings.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student...
By the end of the course, students will be aware of the key issues, debates and main theories about the concepts presented in class, including identity, language, culture, society, race, social class, ethnicity, linguistic ideologies, globalization, multilingualism and diversity. Students will receive a precise understanding of how globalization trends produce an effect and modify communication patterns and identity issues for people, with a focus on sociolinguistic aspects and an applied linguistics perspective.
Professor Anastassia Zabrodskaja