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Course Description

Introduction to Globalization (G101)

Description

Globalization is the process of integrating national economies, political structures, and cultures into a single, world-wide, interdependent system.

In this course we will explore the basics of Globalization.

This self-paced course examines both sides of the Globalization debate in a unique, interactive learning environment.

The course includes:

  • 9 learning modules
  • 20 short question/answer exercises
  • Links to online resources and databases

Modules cover a single topic. Each module uses 2-3 question/answer exercises designed to facilitate learning. Exercises involve data gathering, chart making, research, readings, and links to other sites. Modules take 10 - 30 minutes to complete. The discussion board allows you to share your ideas with other students.

Assessment

Assessment includes:

  • Continuous student self-assessment using question/answer exercises

Educational Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be conversant with the basics of the debate on Globalization. The course is designed to bring the student "up to speed" on the fundamentals of this important topic.

The student will learn the following:

  • The defintion of globalization
  • The implications of diversity in moral and political systems
  • Ways in which the world is both unified and divided
  • Why critics argue that global economic expansion creates poverty in many countries
  • Why the U.N., WTO, and IMF are controversial

In addition to factual knowledge in the areas listed above, the student will learn researching, communication, and thinking skills.