Social Sciences for Globalisation (GLO)

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Social Sciences for Globalisation (GLO)
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-37 - Social sciences for co-operation, development and peace
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The aim of the study programme is to provide a set of knowledge (sociological, political, juridical, anthropological, economic, historical and linguistic) and statistic-methodological tools in order to develop the ability to analyze the phenomena of global interdependency and to design/implement policies for social development at both international and local level (national and sub-national). The training provided is multidisciplinary, but it pays particular attention to the social and political aspects of globalization and their consequences, which are sometimes considered to be of lesser importance than economic and financial phenomena.
The aim is to provide graduates with a versatile and multidisciplinary training and equip them with the capacity for autonomous judgment, the ability to understand and analyze the processes of globalization in its various social, political, juridical, economic and cultural aspects and the motivation to work in the fields of international developments and social policies
The aim is to introduce graduates into the labor market with a versatile training and independent judgment, able to understand and analyze the processes of globalization under the various social, political, economic and cultural aspects, motivated to work in the fields of international development and social policies. The aim of the Degree in Social Sciences for Globalization is therefore to train qualified professionals capable of carrying out independently diagnostic and intervention tasks within strategies outlined by higher-level managers in complex organizational public and private contexts.
The professional opportunities concern:
1. companies operating abroad or making use of foreign personnel and needing to develop analyses of the area of settlement and related intervention programs for the main stakeholders. Specifically, personnel directorates, internal and external relations are the most congenial areas;
2. local and international institutions working in support of groups or populations in need of assistance both at home and abroad. Specifically, the study offices and project groups are the most congenial areas;
3. non-governmental organizations, Community bodies and associations requiring expertise in dealing with complex and potentially conflicting situations relating to multi-ethnic and intercultural relations, cooperation support, international aid projects, both private and public, and in general trade between rich and poor countries;
4. the local public sector, third sector organizations, educational and research institutions and trade union and professional organizations which contribute to the governance of local economic and social policies;
5. companies and associations that organize and manage initiatives for fair consumption, sustainable development, permanent or temporary settlement projects aimed at local development.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
According to the formative aims of the degree in Social Sciences for Globalization, international mobility is strongly encouraged. Students can refer to the tutor to the Erasmus Program for information on calls, the definition of educational plans of study in foreign universities, the modalities for the recognition of credits, and any other issue concerning the opportunity to study abroad.

Detailed information regarding the Erasmus+ and the Placement calls are available at the website of the Degree Program in Social Sciences for Globalization: https://glo.cdl.unimi.it

Students enrolled in the Degree Program in Social Sciences for Globalization will make a stay abroad under the Erasmus+ Program that offers the opportunity to live an experience of study abroad (attending courses, taking exams, preparing their final dissertation, doing research) gaining acceptance in the academic career of the training activities undertaken.

Erasmus+ also provides mobility for Placement, that is the opportunity to have an internship abroad, in enterprises or other organizations.

The Erasmus+ Program assures: a) the possibility of a mobility experience abroad up to a total of 12 months (mobility for study and/or placement); b) the opening of mobility for placements to students recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation).
The Degree Program GLO currently provides the opportunity to take courses in sociological, political, historical, anthropological, economic and international law disciplines in German, Danish, Spanish, French, and Portuguese universities.

Attendance is strongly recommended

Enrollment

Admission to the Bachelor's degree programme in Social sciences for globalization is conditional upon earning a five-year secondary-school diploma or other equivalent foreign diploma, pursuant to art. 6, paragraph 1, of Ministerial Decree 270/2004. Candidates must also prove an adequate educational background.  More specifically, a basic knowledge in the area of language and communication, as well as logic and mathematics, is required.  Furthermore, during the programme, students shall become proficient in English at a B2 level (or higher) under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).   

In order to safeguard educational quality standards in relation to available resources, pursuant to art. 2 of Law 264/1999, enrolment in the degree programme is capped to 170 students, plus a quota of non-EU students residing abroad.  

Admission to the programme is subject to a mandatory online test delivered by CISIA (Interuniversity Consortium for Integrated Access Systems): TOLC-E. 

The candidate's educational background will be assessed through the admission test. Applicants must achieve the minimum scores set forth in the call for applications for the three areas of the TOLC-E test.

Two admission sessions will be held - one in the spring for 70 places, and one in the summer for 100 places, and any remaining places from the spring session.

Students admitted with a lower score in one or more of these areas will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA), by attending courses or workshops, including online, or reading supplementary study materials. The OFA shall be satisfied and assessed within Year I of the programme. For information on how to fulfil the OFA, please refer to the University portal, Study area of the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences. 

Students who do not fulfil these requirements within the deadline may not take any exams for years subsequent to the first in the following academic year.

English language additional learning requirements (OFA)

In order to take the English language exam required by the study plan, students must be proficient in English at a B2 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This proficiency level may be certified as follows:

Through a language certificate, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B2 level or higher (for the list of language certificates recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-test-di-ingresso-e-corsi-di-inglese). The certificate must be uploaded during the enrolment procedure, or subsequently to the portal    https://studente.unimi.it/uploadCertificazioniLingue;

Through a Placement Test, which is delivered by the University Language Centre (SLAM) during year I only, from October to December. Students who fail the test will be required to take a SLAM course.

The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who do not hold a valid certification.

Those who do not sit the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the end-of-course test within six attempts, must obtain a paid certificate by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.

Places available: 170 + 10 reserved for non-EU citizens + 1 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 15/03/2021 to 14/06/2021

Application for matriculation: from 17/06/2021 to 29/06/2021

Read the Call

Session: 2

Application for admission: from 01/07/2021 to 06/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 15/09/2021 to 27/09/2021

Read the Call

Programme description and courses list
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cultural Anthropology 9 60 Italian M-DEA/01
Society and Social Change 12 80 Italian SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History of the Contemporary World 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
International Organization 9 60 Italian IUS/13
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Fundamental Rights (Jean Monnet course) 6 40 Italian IUS/13
Politics, Institutions and Development 12 80 Italian SPS/04
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: German (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Advanced Language Skills: Anglo-American (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Optional activities and study plan rules
4 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses.
The course of "Accertamento conoscenze linguistiche progredite:lingue Anglo-Aamericane" can only be taken by students with an English level equivalent or higher than B2
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: French (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: German (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Open sessions
Advanced Language Skills: Anglo-American (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Open sessions
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Migration Processes 9 60 Italian SPS/10
Social statistics and Population Dynamics 9 60 Italian SECS-S/04 SECS-S/05
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Fundamentals of Economics 12 80 Italian SECS-P/01
Political and Economic Geography 6 40 Italian M-GGR/02
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Intercultural Relations 6 40 Italian SPS/07
Methodology of Social and Evaluation Research 9 60 Italian SPS/07
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Social Policies 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Optional
Globalization and Health Policy 6 40 Italian SPS/07
History and Institutions of Latin America 9 60 Italian SPS/05
History of North America 9 60 Italian SPS/05
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Geopolitics 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Optional
History and institutions of Muslim countries 9 60 Italian SPS/14
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Development policies 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Optional
African history and institutions 9 60 Italian SPS/13
Asian History 9 60 Italian SPS/14
Global Processes of Information Society 6 40 Italian SPS/07
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 6 0 Italian
Optional activities and study plan rules
5 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
African history and institutions 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/13
Asian History 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/14
History and Institutions of Latin America 9 60 Italian First trimester SPS/05
History and institutions of Muslim countries 9 60 Italian Second trimester SPS/14
History of North America 9 60 Italian First trimester SPS/05
6 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Global Processes of Information Society 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/07
Globalization and Health Policy 6 40 Italian First trimester SPS/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
Optional activities and study plan rules
8 - The student must get 12 CFU of free choice
9 - The student must obtain 9 CFU to be acquired from the following activities:
- Computer skills assessment
- Training internships
- Laboratories
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian First semester INF/01
The following prerequisites are established:

· Antropologia culturale is a prerequisite for Relazioni interculturali (all curricula)
· Società e mutamento sociale is a prerequisite for Processi migratori (all curricula), Politiche sociali (all curricula), Globalizzazione e politiche della salute (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Processi globali dell'informazione (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Globalizzazione, diversità e disuguaglianze (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE), Globalizzazione, pluralismo normativo e devianza sociale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE).
· Politica, istituzioni e sviluppo is a prerequisite for Politiche dello sviluppo (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI) e Sociologia dello sviluppo economico locale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE)
· Statistica sociale e dinamiche di popolazione is a prerequisite for Metodologia della ricerca sociale e valutativa (all curricula)
· Storia del mondo contemporaneo is a prerequisite for Storia dell'America del Nord, Storia dell'America Latina, Storia e istituzioni dell'Africa, Storia dell'Asia e Storia e istituzioni dei paesi islamici (all curricula)
· Istituzioni di economia is a prerequisite for Politiche dello sviluppo (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI) e Sociologia dello sviluppo economico locale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE)
· The achievement of the B2 English language qualification is a prerequisite for Lingua inglese
· The course of "Accertamento conoscenze linguistiche progredite:lingue Anglo-Aamericane" can only be taken by students with an English level equivalent or higher than B2
· The OFA fulfillment is a prerequisite for the second and third year courses.
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cultural Anthropology 9 60 Italian M-DEA/01
Society and Social Change 12 80 Italian SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
History of the Contemporary World 6 40 Italian M-STO/04
International Organization 9 60 Italian IUS/13
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Fundamental Rights (Jean Monnet course) 6 40 Italian IUS/13
Politics, Institutions and Development 12 80 Italian SPS/04
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: French (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: German (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Advanced Language Skills: Anglo-American (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian
Optional activities and study plan rules
4 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses.
The course of "Accertamento conoscenze linguistiche progredite:lingue Anglo-Aamericane" can only be taken by students with an English level equivalent or higher than B2
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: French (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: German (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Open sessions
Additional Language Skills: Spanish (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Open sessions
Advanced Language Skills: Anglo-American (6 ECTS) 6 0 Italian Open sessions
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Migration Processes 9 60 Italian SPS/10
Social statistics and Population Dynamics 9 60 Italian SECS-S/04 SECS-S/05
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Fundamentals of Economics 12 80 Italian SECS-P/01
Political and Economic Geography 6 40 Italian M-GGR/02
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English 9 60 English L-LIN/12
Intercultural Relations 6 40 Italian SPS/07
Methodology of Social and Evaluation Research 9 60 Italian SPS/07
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Social Policies 6 40 Italian SPS/08
Optional
History and Institutions of Latin America 9 60 Italian SPS/05
History of North America 9 60 Italian SPS/05
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Local Economic Development Sociology 6 40 Italian SPS/09
Optional
History and institutions of Muslim countries 9 60 Italian SPS/14
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Sociology of Organized Crime 6 40 Italian SPS/09
Optional
African history and institutions 9 60 Italian SPS/13
Asian History 9 60 Italian SPS/14
Globalization, inequality and diversity 6 40 Italian SPS/07
Globalization, normative pluralism and social deviance 6 40 Italian SPS/12
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 6 0 Italian
Optional activities and study plan rules
5 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
African history and institutions 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/13
Asian History 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/14
History and Institutions of Latin America 9 60 Italian First trimester SPS/05
History and institutions of Muslim countries 9 60 Italian Second trimester SPS/14
History of North America 9 60 Italian First trimester SPS/05
7 - The student must achieve 6 CFU between one of the following courses:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Globalization, inequality and diversity 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/07
Globalization, normative pluralism and social deviance 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/12
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
Optional activities and study plan rules
8 - The student must get 12 CFU of free choice
9 - The student must obtain 9 CFU to be acquired from the following activities:
- Computer skills assessment
- Training internships
- Laboratories
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian First semester INF/01
The following prerequisites are established:

· Antropologia culturale is a prerequisite for Relazioni interculturali (all curricula)
· Società e mutamento sociale is a prerequisite for Processi migratori (all curricula), Politiche sociali (all curricula), Globalizzazione e politiche della salute (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Processi globali dell'informazione (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Globalizzazione, diversità e disuguaglianze (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE), Globalizzazione, pluralismo normativo e devianza sociale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE).
· Politica, istituzioni e sviluppo is a prerequisite for Politiche dello sviluppo (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI) e Sociologia dello sviluppo economico locale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE)
· Statistica sociale e dinamiche di popolazione is a prerequisite for Metodologia della ricerca sociale e valutativa (all curricula)
· Storia del mondo contemporaneo is a prerequisite for Storia dell'America del Nord, Storia dell'America Latina, Storia e istituzioni dell'Africa, Storia dell'Asia e Storia e istituzioni dei paesi islamici (all curricula)
· Istituzioni di economia is a prerequisite for Politiche dello sviluppo (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI) e Sociologia dello sviluppo economico locale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE)
· The achievement of the B2 English language qualification is a prerequisite for Lingua inglese
· The course of "Accertamento conoscenze linguistiche progredite:lingue Anglo-Aamericane" can only be taken by students with an English level equivalent or higher than B2
· The OFA fulfillment is a prerequisite for the second and third year courses.
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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