Political Science | Globalization
Y200 | 3446 | 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 a midterm and a final examination. A
five page issue paper is also required. The paper, midterm, and
final will each count for one-third of the semester grade.
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).
Lester C. Thurow, The Future of Capitalism: How Today’s Economic
Forces Shape Tomorrow’s World (New York: William Morrow and Company,