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Globalization and Development (FYS)
Fall 2023 not offered

This class aims to provide first year students with a set of critical skills to succeed through their undergraduate studies while also introducing them to classic and contemporary discussions on development and globalization. Before getting into the core topics of the class, we will start by discussing the contemporary disciplinary fragmentation in social science, while reading about integrative approaches introduced to the discussion about the past, present, and future of social science. Additionally, the class will discuss the contributions of classic authors such as Karl Marx and Max Weber, who presented the founding theories about the interconnections between development and social change. Later, issues on modernization and development will be studied, as well as critiques on these issues coming from the Latin American Dependency School. This intellectual debate will set the ground to discuss contemporary approaches to development and globalization considering insights coming from the rise of East Asia and feminist approaches to development theory. Finally, the class will discuss what globalization is and how to approach development and social change in the current globalization era.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUL-22-2024
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