Evaluate the balance of power between isolationists and federalists, local communities and cosmopolitans
Interpret tentative accounts of withdrawal from institutions and treaties (Brexit, Trump, Russia or Turkey) as they are sketchily explained in the press and the social media
Explore major concepts in political science and international studies (including history, international sociology, and international economics)
Improve your understanding of current international politics
Globalization is a process that no human being can speed up, slow down or stop. But that doesn’t mean people won’t try.
Governments and citizens across the world either try and benefit from globalization (and try to limit its negative effects) or try to avoid it.
On this course you’ll learn about some of the reasons why people are either pro or anti globalization. You’ll discover why some governments and countries choose boundaries and demarcation and others choose integration.
Ce cours peut être entièrement suivi en français. Des traductions françaises sont disponibles, les discussions se déroulant sur un forum francophone.
Defection from alliances, treaties and organizations
Democratic fatigue and populist demands
Regionalization and Europeanization
Xenophobia and cosmopolitanism
Relocations and economic nationalism
Protectionism and global competition
Those with some background in international studies, and possibly those who have followed Global Studies: Cultures and Organizations and Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations
Those who who would like selected, organized readings about current events.
Any B.A. level in these fields is an asset; it is not at all required.
Every learner unhappy with simple truths is welcome.
If you are taking this course as part of the Global Studies: International Relations and World Politics program for credit, you will be expected to spend 10 hours per week studying this course. If you are not taking the course for credit, 6 hours per week is expected for basic understanding.
Read an Introduction to the Global Studies Programme