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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - INR5014
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-05-16
  2. Department: GovernMDnt and International Affairs
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 123100000
  5. Contact Person: Mark AMDn
  6. Phone: 46912
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: INR
  9. Number: 5014
  10. Full Title: Globalization
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Globalization
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Examination of globalization’s impact on international relations, including literature from political science, anthropology, geography, sociology, and economics that impacts the study of the nation-state system and power. Open to majors and non-majors.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: xx
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? xx
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? xx
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) xx
  29. Objectives: One purpose of this seminar is to provide students with an opportunity to form and refine their positions concerning the meaning and significance of the claim that we live under conditions of “globalization”. We will pursue this goal by exploring the views of scholars concerning the extent to which the human condition has changed to warrant the term “globalization”. The rationale and emphasis differs among those who claim globalization is an emerging phenomenon. Some hold that territory is the critical variable: that we now live a world where space’s affect on human relations is much different than it had been before globalization emerged. Others emphasize that cultural processes and norms are now different: western ways and values are becoming generalized, thereby broadening and deepening interactions and interdependencies among societies and states throughout the world. Some claim that economics is the causal force behind the emergence of globalization: that market-based practices are becoming generalized across the world. Still others claim that political life (e.g., the role of the state) and/or culture (e.g., hybrid or homogenized rather than multiple) differ from what they had been before globalization emerged. On the other side, some scholars claim no significant change in conditions has occurred and that we still live in a world largely understood in “international” terms. Within this view, they claim that the nature of economics, politics, geography, and culture has remained essentially unchanged. During the first part of the course, we will read the views of a number of scholars from several disciplines to stimulate class discussion about various issues related to globalization.A second purpose of this seminar is to provide students an opportunity to explore the meaning and significance of globalization in the context of a particular theme of interest to each student. This will be accomplished by having each student choose a particular theme from those listed below or approved by the instructor. Each student will read and write a review of literature on the theme selected. During the last part of the course, each student will present a summary of the literature during part of a class session.
  30. Learning Outcomes: 1.Establish competence in the literature on globalization that is being disseminated in several disciplines: political science, anthropology, economics, sociology, and geography 2.Develop critical reading skills 3.Develop oral and communication skills through in-class presentations of the literature and written summaries of the literature4. Develop skills in completing literature reviews as a fundamental research tool
  31. Major Topics: 1. Multi-disciplinarity and Globalization 2. What constitutes Globalization?3. geography and the impact on politics, culture, economics, and knowledge4. the impact of globalization on international relations: the “globalized state” 5. globalization’s effect on cultures6. globalization and the role of international political economic institutions: IMF, World Bank, and WTO7. theoretical perspectives on globalization8. globalization issues: money/capital, migration/immigration, cultural identity, the future of global institutions,regional organizations, democracy, global governance, international organizations, human rights, security, state sovereignty, global cities, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, regional development organizations, capital markets, currency crises, production processes, labor markets, trade, consumer markets, marketing/advertising, corporate structures/multinational corporations/metanational corporations, poverty, inequality, development), homogenization, hybridity, indigenous knowledge, indigenous peoples, westernization, clash of cultures, cultural diversity, civil society, values, class, race, gender, ethnicity, inequality, law, media, health, water, development, technology, communication, movements of peoples, transportation, the environment, epistemology, education, science.
  32. Textbooks: 1. Clark, Ian. Globalization and International Relations Theory, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.2. Scholte, Jan Aart, Globalization: A Critical Introduction, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.3. Don Kalb et al (eds), The Ends of Globalization: Bringing Society Back in, New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.4. Tomlinson, John. Globalization and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.5. Stiglitz, Joseph. Globalization and Its Discontents. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2002.
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