POL 2200 - GlobalizationCredits: 4
By almost any measure, we are living in the most economically internationalized era of world history. Our lives today are deeply intertwined with global social, economic, and political forces. The world as a whole is struggling with global challenges such as climate change, clash of civilizations/cultures/religions, and migration. This course explores globalization from a variety of perspectives. In this course, we will examine how competing perspectives on globalization help explain why this issue has generated much conflict and controversy. We will explore the impacts of globalization on jobs, poverty, income inequality, environment, state sovereignty, global security, and world culture, before asking what possible alternatives to globalization exist.
Fulfills: SOSC and D requirement in LS Core.