Political Science | Globalization
Y200 | 3763 | Hoole
Thomas Friedman has commented: “Globalization is not just a
phenomenon and not just a passing trend. It is the international
system that replaced the Cold War system. Globalization is the
integration of capital, technology, and information across national
borders, in a way that is creating a single global market and, to
some degree, a global village.” The process of globalization will be
studied in this class.
The class will employ a lecture-discussion format. It is
required that all students take two midterms and a final
examination. Each exam will count for one-third of the semester
The following books are required for the course:
Thomas L. Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding
Globalization (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1999).
James E. Harf and Mark Owen Lombardi (eds.), Taking Sides: Clashing
Views on Global Issues (Guilford, Connecticut: McGraw-Hill/Oushkin,
James F. Hoge, Jr., and Gideon Rose (eds.), How Did This Happen?
Terrorism and the New War (New York: Perseus Books, 2001).