Social Sciences for Globalisation (GLO)

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Social Sciences for Globalisation (GLO)
Course sheet
A.Y. 2022/2023
Bachelor
L-37 - Social sciences for co-operation, development and peace
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrolment 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.
Course attendance is highly recommended.
Enrolment
Admission to the degree programme requires applicants to have a high school diploma or an equivalent suitable qualification from abroad.
To be admitted to the course students must sit an examination to check their linguistic-communication capabilities, in addition to taking an online test (TOLC-E) organised by the Consortium of Interuniversity Integrated Access Systems (CISIA). Subject knowledge for admission will be deemed acceptable if the scores in the selection band have been achieved.
Students whose score is lower than the value stated in the selection band, limited to the area of verbal comprehension, will be assigned an additional learning obligation (OFA), which must be met and approved within the first year of the course.
The University organises specific tutoring support for the successful completion of the OFA. Additional information is available on the University study portal of the Faculty of Political, Economic & Social Sciences.
If students fail to satisfy the OFA within the required timescale, the following year they will be unable to sit the examinations for the years subsequent to the first year.

English OFA

To be able to sit the English examination stipulated in the curriculum, students must have level B1 English as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (QCER). This level can be confirmed as follows:
- by sending a level B1 or higher language qualification certificate gained no more than 3 years prior to the date it is submitted (for a list of language qualifications accepted by the University, visit the University portal at https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-test-di-ingresso-e-corsi-di-inglese). Certificates must be uploaded at the time of enrolment, or at a later date on the portal at http://studente.unimi.it/uploadCertificazioniLingue;
- by sitting a placement test set exclusively by SLAM during the 1st year, between October and December. Students who fail the placement test must follow the courses delivered by SLAM.
The placement test is compulsory for all students who do not have a valid qualification.
Students who do not sit the placement test by December, or do not pass the final test after 6 attempts, must obtain the qualification at their own expense, during the year in which the language examination is scheduled.

Places available: 170 + 10 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

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

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 15/03/2022 to 13/06/2022

Application for matriculation: from 20/06/2022 to 30/06/2022

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 04/07/2022 to 05/09/2022

Application for matriculation: from 21/09/2022 to 26/09/2022

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Programme description and courses list
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Society and Social Change 12 80 Italian SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cultural Anthropology 12 80 Italian M-DEA/01
International Organization 9 60 Italian IUS/13
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative and International Public Policy 12 80 English SPS/04
Fundamental Rights 9 60 Italian IUS/13
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
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
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
Methodology of Social and Evaluation Research 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ethnic Relations and Cultural Differences 6 40 English SPS/07
be activated by the A.Y. 2024/2025
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
Development Policies 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Optional
Asian History 9 60 Italian SPS/14
History and Institutions of Muslim Countries 9 60 Italian SPS/14
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Geopolitics 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Optional
African History and Institutions 9 60 Italian SPS/13
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Global Information Processes 6 40 English 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 Second 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 Information Processes 6 40 English Open sessions SPS/07
Globalization and Health Policy 6 40 Italian First trimester SPS/07
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Developing Soft Skills in Science: Case-Studies from Microbial Biotechnology 6 56 English AGR/16
Patenting and Technology Transfer 6 48 English AGR/01 IUS/01 IUS/04
The Instruments of Gender Equality 3 24 Italian IUS/08
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Educazione alla costituzione 3 24 Italian IUS/08
Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers 3 24 Italian SPS/09
Gender Based Violence: an Interdisciplinary Approach 3 20 Italian IUS/08
Laboratory: Sustainability and Sustainable Development 6 48 Italian AGR/01 AGR/13 IUS/01 SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Laboratory: Sustainability and Sustainable Development 3 24 Italian AGR/01 AGR/13 IUS/01 SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Laboratory: Sustainability and Sustainable Development 4 32 Italian AGR/13 IUS/01 SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Teaching Workshop: the Ancient Hospital of Milan. How to Lead A Guided Tour of An Historical Monument 3 20 Italian
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Laboratory: Organized Crime and Research Methodology. 3 20 Italian SPS/09
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative Law, Sustainability and Food Safety 6 40 Italian IUS/02
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Laboratory "new Public Governance and Co-Production of Public Services" 3 20 Italian SECS-P/10
Laboratory:societies, Rights and Environmental Crime 3 20 Italian SPS/07
Laboratory:strategies for Managing Environmental Conflicts Through Participatory Mechanisms 3 20 Italian IUS/10
Workshop: Anti-Mafia Journalism 3 20 Italian SPS/08
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
Lab: Applied Qualitative Research 3 20 Italian SPS/07
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 Open sessions INF/01
Lab: Applied Qualitative Research 3 20 Italian Open sessions SPS/07
The following prerequisites are established:

· Antropologia culturale is a prerequisite for Ethnic Relations and Cultural Differences (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), Global Information Processes (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Globalization and Social Divisions (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE), Globalizzazione, pluralismo normativo e devianza sociale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE).
· Comparative and International Public Policy 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)
· 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
Society and Social Change 12 80 Italian SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cultural Anthropology 12 80 Italian M-DEA/01
International Organization 9 60 Italian IUS/13
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Comparative and International Public Policy 12 80 English SPS/04
Fundamental Rights 9 60 Italian IUS/13
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
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
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
Methodology of Social and Evaluation Research 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ethnic Relations and Cultural Differences 6 40 English SPS/07
be activated by the A.Y. 2024/2025
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
Asian History 9 60 Italian SPS/14
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
Globalization, Normative Pluralism and Social Deviance 6 40 Italian SPS/12
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Globalization and Social Divisions 6 40 English 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 Second 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 and Social Divisions 6 40 English Open sessions SPS/07
Globalization, Normative Pluralism and Social Deviance 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/12
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
Lab: Applied Qualitative Research 3 20 Italian SPS/07
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 Open sessions INF/01
Lab: Applied Qualitative Research 3 20 Italian Open sessions SPS/07
The following prerequisites are established:

· Antropologia culturale is a prerequisite for Ethnic Relations and Cultural Differences (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), Global Information Processes (CURRICULUM PROCESSI GLOBALI), Globalization and Social Divisions (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE), Globalizzazione, pluralismo normativo e devianza sociale (CURRICULUM COESIONE E SVILUPPO SOCIALE).
· Comparative and International Public Policy 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)
· 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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