Course Description for Globalization and Development
Globalization and Development
Description: This course examines globalization â€” the increased movement of people, ideas, and things -- from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with a detailed analysis of specific peopleâ€™s experiences with increased mobility, connectivity, and displacement. Development (defined here as discourses and practices pertaining to â€œprogress," "economic growth" and â€œquality of lifeâ€) is presented here as one major articulation of globalization. While development may often introduce greater socio-economic inequalities, students will be introduced to critical perspectives and constructive frameworks to conceptualize more equitable, participatory and sustainable forms of development. Case studies will be key to the evaluation and comparison of competing theoretical paradigms.