Course Description

Course Name

Globalization

Session: VRMS3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Pre-requisites: POL 101 or ECO 211 and Junior or Senior standing.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Globalization is an essential term for understanding the word today. It is also an overused word that means little or nothing if not understood in analytical and historical frameworks. This course will examine the concept of globalization and discuss how it can be meaningfully addressed by considering globalization as multiple and multifaceted processes taking place within the spheres of politics, economy, communication and culture. We will identify the parameters of the globalization debate and the relevant questions to ask within each of these spheres. The cases ‘for’ and ‘against’ globalization will be explored, linked to ethical debates concerning the environment, poverty, inequality, justice and the uneven global distribution of goods, values and resources.

*Course content subject to change