Washington Center

Globalization and Transnationalism

Credits: 
4
Instructor: 
Day and Time: 
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Quarter Dates: 
January 12 to March 16, 2017
Campus: 
UCDC
Category: 
Quarter Elective
Description: 

The course is designed to help the student develop a critical political economy analysis of the interplay between the globalization (of flows of people, material goods, information and political-cultural influence) and localized transnational dynamics, which together are giving meaning and constructing new social identities and strategies for struggles throughout the world.  The course will apply this critical political economy approach to long term historical dyanmics of “glocalization” in order to develop future looking pratical perspectives on surviving the major challenges of the 21st Century, including global inequity, climate crisis and disruptive technological change.  Special emphasis will be given to the revolution in information technology and the acceleration of mass displacement and transnational diasporas, which are  dramatically linking, changing and potentially empowering the life chances and life choices for billions of people in both developed and developing countries as never before. 

Syllabus:

Course ID: 
UCDC15201W17