About this course
Globalization is a fascinating spectacle that can be understood as global systems of competition and connectivity. These man-made systems provide transport, communication, governance, and entertainment on a global scale. International crime networks are outgrowths of the same systems. Topics include national identity, language diversity, the global labor market, popular culture, sports and climate change.
However, an increase in integration has not brought increased equality. Globalization creates winners and losers among countries and global corporations, making competition the beating heart of the globalization process.
The globalization process exemplifies connectivity. Globalization is unimaginable without the unprecedented electronic networks that project dominant cultural products into every society on earth.
Learn how to identify and analyze global systems and better understand how the world works.
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What you'll learn
- Develop the ability to formulate analytical perspectives in the field of globalization
- Comprehend and discuss academic and journalistic texts
- Identify the historical and cultural systems driving globalization and changing societies around the world.
- Identify and analyze global systems and better understand how the world works.
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