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Unleash Your Potential: Global Citizenship

University of Bristol via FutureLearn

Overview

Find out how to make a difference on a global scale

As our world continues to face some grand challenges, how can we act as global citizens to create a fairer society for all?

Get an introduction to what global citizenship is, and what it means to be part of a global community, with this online course from the University of Bristol.

You’ll explore approaches to globalization and citizenship, and the opportunities and challenges that a global community creates.

You’ll learn about global inequalities in healthcare, science and technology, and the tensions between local and global issues.

Finally, you’ll find out what you can do to make an impact.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in globalization and citizenship, but may be of particular interest to students who are looking to develop their transferable skills for the workplace and general day-to-day life.

Syllabus

  • What Does it Mean to be a Global Citizen?
    • Introduction to the course
    • An ethic of "care for the world" Hannah Arendt
    • Citizenship: What does it entail and can it be global?
    • Equality and Difference: How can we approach global challenges?
    • Peace and Conflict: The challenges of global responses and responsibilities
    • Weekly Wrapup
  • Social and Economic Global Issues and Challenges
    • "There's a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up" Malala Yousafzai
    • Forming Societies: The role of nations and nationalism
    • Connected World: The relationships and tensions between the local and the global
    • Demographic Challenges: Migration and the issues surrounding inequalities in wealth and resources
    • Weekly Wrapup
  • Global Challenges in Science, Health and Technology
    • "It always seems impossible until it is done" Nelson Mandela
    • Global Health Challenges: How can we make a difference?
    • Climate Change: The physical challenges of a changing planet
    • Technological Advances: To share or not to share?
    • Weekly Wrapup
  • Cultural and Political Global Issues and Challenges
    • "A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm" Henrik Ibsen
    • Freedom of Speech: Is it a basic human right?
    • The Religious and the Secular: Past, present and future
    • Democracy and citizenship: the issues and challenges of our global age
    • Weekly Wrapup
    • We've made it to the end: let's review, and consider what's next

Taught by

Gloria Visintini

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