Honors | Scholars in Global Citizenship (SPEA)
V450 | 15157 | Matthew Auer


2nd 8-weeks course

Globalization, which some sources continue to define largely in
terms of economic integration and the free flow of capital, also
involves the transfer of ideas, knowledge, and values.  Students in
this special course have a unique opportunity to test just how far
and in how many areas of public life the forces of globalization
extend.  The course focuses on how globalization shapes and shifts
resources, opportunities and creates challenges in societies that
are rapidly changing.  Societies in the midst of rapid change
include, for example, those that have developed a large middle class
in a single generation, have high rates of high-speed internet
access in the home, have moved toward greater pluralism and
political openness – among other trends.  We expect that, in these
societies, globalization’s impacts should be readily observable
though not necessarily easily comprehendible.  Hence, our primary
objective is to improve our comprehension of the processes and
outcomes of globalization in societies that are rapidly changing and
developing – for example, in South Korea.  This course meets in the
second eight weeks of spring 2009.  The course consists of a 10-day
field module in Seoul, South Korea from May 11-23, 2009. (Students
depart to Korea from Indianapolis on May 10).