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Development and Globalization (GUS 0862): Overview

Spring Semester, 2015


Use historical and case study methods to study the differences between rich and poor nations and the varied strategies available for development in a globalizing world. Examine the challenges facing developing countries in historical and contemporary context and analyze the main social, cultural, and political factors that interact with the dynamic forces of the world economy. These include imperialism/colonialism, state formation, labor migration, demographic trends, gender issues in development, religious movements and nationalism, the challenges to national sovereignty, waves of democratization, culture and mass media, struggles for human rights, environmental sustainability, the advantages and disadvantages of globalization, and movements of resistance. NOTE: This course fulfills the World Society (GG) requirement for students under GenEd and International Studies (IS) for students under Core. Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have successfully completed any of the following: History 0862, POLS 0862/0962, or SOC 0862/0962.
Credit Hours: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture and Recitation

Division: Undergraduate
Departments: CLA:History, Geography & Urban Studies, Political Science, Sociology

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed Global/World Society