Study Programmes 2017-2018
Globalisation and civil society : theory and players
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in sociology, professional focus in immigration studies6
Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)6
Master in population and development studies (120 ECTS)6
Master in sociology (120 ECTS)6
Certificat d'université en didactique de la Philosophie et de la citoyenneté5
Lecturer :
Gautier Pirotte
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
This course is dedicated to the study of the concepts of "civil society" and "globalisation" by theoretical and empirical approaches while trying, on the one hand, to bring out a properly sociological glance and, on the other hand, to promote a reflexion on the current place of these concepts in the field of development studies.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
To approach scientifically the concepts of globalisation and civil society. To apprehend the social and cultural effects of the so-called globalisation process. To understand the place taken by the concept of civil society in development policies and daily activities.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
The knowledge of English is an asset.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Personal work (instructions will be defined at the beginning of the class).
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
The mode of delivery will be defined at the beginning of the year depending on the number of students.
This course will be organised during the second semester.
Recommended or required readings :
Reference book:
Pirotte G, La notion de société civile, Paris, La Découverte, 2007, coll. "Repères"
+ Bibliography
Assessment methods and criteria :
Based on an oral presentation and an essay.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Gautier Pirotte
Tel : 04/366.27.80
Véronique Fettweis 
Tél.: 04/366.52.69
Secretariat Faculty of Social Sciences :
Nathalie Pulgar
Tel : 03/366.36.18