Feb 03, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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HOD-833 Global Systems

4 semester credits
In this course we examine the global systems that in recent decades have transformed the world: economic globalization, driven by transnational corporations whose economic power transcends that of many countries; the transnational migration of labor; armed conflicts and militarization that are resulting in casualties and displacement of people in epic proportions; and decisions about the natural environment that have resulted in climate change and global warming that threatens many species, including our own. We will examine the theories - and suggested practices - that address these and related issues, in part through the lens of Immanuel Wallerstein’s World-Systems theory.
Pre-requisites: One of the following: HOD-806 , ELC-724 , IECD-566 , equivalent in MEDIA
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical trajectory of globalized and globalizing social, economic, technological, political, and cultural forces currently shaping the world.
  • Critically evaluate various theoretical accounts for those forces, while exploring the assumptions that underpin these theories.
  • Recognize, understand, and act out of one’s social location and related responsibilities and accountabilities and what it means to act as a “global citizen” with a goal of creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.

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