Course: POLS 480. The Politics of Globalization (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Introduction to some of the major changes that have accompanied the processes of globalization during the last 30 years, including identifying and addressing the positive and negative consequences of these changes. Discussion of different approaches to globalization; its technical and historical roots; and the economic, political, ethical and cultural consequences of globalization. The case of NAFTA and its three members—Canada, the U.S. and Mexico—serves as a case study on which the class focuses to understand how the general trends of globalization take shape in a particular region. Available for graduate credit.