Changing Global Landscapes: Globalization Challenges (8 ECTS)

Some of the major developments in global politics today are being discussed under the umbrella term 'globalization.' This module provides you with an introduction to the major transformations occurring in global economics, politics, culture,...

Dr. Erin Wilson
Dr. Erin K. Wilson
Dr. Tommaso Durante
Dr. Tommaso Durante

Instructors: Dr. Erin Wilson/Dr. Tommaso Durante

Some of the major developments in global politics today are being discussed under the umbrella term 'globalization.' This module provides you with an introduction to the major transformations occurring in global economics, politics, culture, and ecology. It will introduce you to various tools assisting in the interpretation and assessment of these transformations.

Starting from this theoretical basis, you will discuss real-world situations of political conflicts.

Video Introduction

Module Structure

Part I: Introduction to Globalization

Unit 01: What Is Globalization?
Unit 02: History of Globalization

Part II: Dimensions of Globalization

Unit 03: Economic Dimensions of Globalization
Unit 04: Political Dimensions of Globalization
Unit 05: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization
Unit 06: Ecological Dimensions of Globalization

Part III: Global Ideologies, Social Movements, and American Empire

Unit 07: Market Globalism: The Dominant Ideology of the Global Age
Unit 08: Justice Globalism: Alter-Globalization movements on the political Left
Unit 09: Fundamentalist Globalisms: The Rise of Religion
Unit 10: National-Populism: Anti-Globalization Movements on the Political Right
Unit 11: Imperial Globalism: America and the World After September 11
Unit 12: Globalization: Where Is It Going? Future Trends