Globalization has become a common term used widely by government officials, business, the media, and scholars in the social sciences and area cultural studies. However, there is no common meaning associated with this term, or agreement on its origins and consequences for the societies and peoples of the world. The aim of this course is to examine different theories of globalization and its relationship to modern capitalism. Is globalization to be seen as a late 20th century phenomenon, or is it synonymous with the rise and expansion of the capitalist world-system since the 16th century? What consequences does globalization have for the nation-state and national cultures? Does globalization decrease or increase inequalities between rich and poor countries, and rich and poor peoples?
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152 Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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