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High School Courses

Culture and Conflict in the Age of Globalization
This course was taught three times by Ms. Yevgenia Arutyunyan and Mr. Tom Andersonat Charlotte Country Day School. They uses materials in this course. This course will ask students to investigate the roots of “globalization” as a historical process. Students will analyze the challenges that globalization has introduced to the West as well as to the developing world. Students will assess the advantages and limitations of the nation-state in an age of globalization, the nature of conflict in a globalizing world, and the options that nations, groups and individuals have in dealing with a rapidly changing world. This course is geared to junior and senior high school students.

Community Colleges

Community Colleges and Globalization
Dr. Rebecca Lake developed this curriculum for and the National-Louis University Community College Leadership (CCL) Phd program to be used to help community college administrators and staff internationalize their classes and campuses. In this course students examine globalization, its many facets, complexities, paradoxes, and controversies, especially as these affect the mission and work of the community college. The course intends to move the study of globalization beyond the classroom by extending activities into the community and around the world. Students will also refine their theoretical understanding of globalization by studying its concrete manifestations in four domains: cultural, economic, and political and information/technology. The impact of globalization on the future of the community college will be emphasized. Click here for lesson plans associated with this curriculum.

College Courses

Basic Economics
Dr. Rob Catlett teaches this course to students at Emporia State College. This comprehensive economics course (i.e., microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics) is intended non-business majors and provides a collegiate understanding of economic theory, ideas, and institutions.

Economics and Globalization
Rev. Sharon Delgado teaches this course to college students. In this course, students will examine globalization, its many facets, complexities, paradoxes, controversies, and effects. The institutions that dominate the global economic system will be emphasized, especially as these affect the mission and work of the church. Students will discuss and critique the ideology that supports economic globalization, consider alternative models of global society, and consider strategies for educating congregations and equipping them for action.

Economics of Globalization
Dr. Joseph Joyce taught this course to college students at Wellesley College. This course examines the reasons for integration across borders of the market in goods and the factors of production, and the consequences of these trends.

Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations
Dr. Joel Bergman and Dr. Dale Weigel taught this course to graduate students at John Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies.

Honors Freshman Seminar on Global Civilization and Honor Freshman Seminar on Globalization Spring 2007
Dr. Marina Cunningham teaches this course to college freshmen at Montclair State University. She uses resources from in the course.

Global Interdependence
Dr. Brad Farnsworth taught this course to undergraduate business students at the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Global Business Strategies
Taj Eldridge taught this course to undergraduate business students at the University of Phoenix.

Michigan State University CIBER program hosts educational resources, syllabi and games related to international business. Most online modules contain cases or anecdotes, a glossary of terms, quiz questions, and a list of references.

The Global Challenge
As the first course in the University Core sequence, and the first course in Fairleigh Dickinson University ‘s distance learning sequence, The Global Challenge (Core A) will help prepare you for thinking globally. This is an online course.

The Geography of Globalization
This course is being taught at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. It uses materials from in the course.

This course was taught by Professor Suzanne Berger. The whole course can be found on the MIT openware site. This seminar explores changes in the international economy and their effects on domestic politics, economy, and society. Is globalization really a new phenomenon? Is it irreversible? What are effects on wages and inequality, on social safety nets, on production, and innovation? How does it affect relations between developed countries and developing countries? How globalization affects democracy? These are some of the key issues that will be examined.

Globalization and Social Change
Professor Robert Wood taught this course at Rutgers University, Camden. This course explores the global nature of contemporary social change. It takes globalization as the master trend reshaping social life everywhere, while recognizing that social outcomes are shaped through interaction with other processes as well. The course is interdisciplinary, combining perspectives from sociology, anthropology, political science, economics and philosophy to explore the meanings of globalization and its central processes and institutional structures. It pays particular attention to the relationship between globalization, inequality and poverty; the fate of cultural diversity in a globalizing world; and issues of gender, ethnicity, the environment, social justice, and human rights.

Globalization Poli 435
Dr. Pamella Martin of Carolina Coatal University teaches this undergraduate class on Globalization.

Globalization and Sustainability
This course is being taught by Dr. Richard Franke and Dr. Barbara Chasin at Montclair State University in New Jersey. It uses materials from in the course. This course will explore the origins of and recent trends in globalization. The course also examines the relationship between aspects of globalization and environmental sustainability.

Globalization and World Citizenship
This course is being taught by Dr. J. Michael Adams and Mr. Angelo Carfagna at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In the course, students study the historical foundation of globalization and the evolving formal and informal networks that link the global community. They explore the case for and against world citizenship, the connections and contrasts between national bonds and global interests, and the question of universal values and rights. To view the course online visit and use fdu for the username and password.

Introduction to Globalization
This course is being taught by Dr. Matthew Sparke at the University of Washington. This course examines globalization in all its diverse forms of world-wide interconnection. Such interconnections include economic ties, political ties, cultural ties, and social ties. There are 3 main skills students develop in this class: 1) research skills, that will be developed through researching how, where and why a particular global corporation has globalized; 2) debating skills, that will be developed in section discussions of videos and political struggles such as the ‘Battle in Seattle’; and 3) writing skills, that will be developed through the preparation of an independent research report on a global corporation.

International Relations
Dr. Eloise Linger teaches this undergraduate, international relations course at the State University of New York at Old Westbury.

Languages and Globalization
This course is being taught by Dr. Armin Schwegler at the University of California, Irvine. It examines globalization and its effects on languages.

Model United Nations Course
This course was taught by Dr. Mary Pettenger at Western Oregon University. It uses materials from in the course.

Problems In the Social Sciences
This online course is taught by Dr. Albert G. Jacobbe. The course studies contemporary problems in the Social Sciences. This course explores the problem of globalization. The course studies various theories of globalization and attempts to arrive at satisfactory definition of the historical phenomenon of globalization.

Working in a Global Economy, Fall 2005
This MIT course introduces the main debates about the “new” global economy and their implications for practice and policy. Experts from academia and business will share their findings about, and direct experiences with, different aspects of globalization. This course was taught by Prof. Suzanne Berger and Dr. Serenella Sferza.

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