Globalization , Transnationalism , Globalization theories , Issues and Controversies , Global Culture
Globalization can mean many things. To some, it means equal integration of individual societies into worldwide economic, political and cultural processes. To others, it means highlighted uneven economic development, accompanied by cultural imperialism, which merely exaggerates the political dependence of “peripheral” on “core” societies. For still others, globalization is shorthand for the social and cultural changes that follow when societies become linked with and, in an escalating way, dependent upon the world capitalist market. Thus, the course will have a broad overview on globalization.
Moreover, the course is an introduction to a critical study of globalization and its processes, consequences, and possibilities, with particular attention to its impact on the state. The state is the basic unit upon which the international system and order is founded; the fascination with globalization arises from the changes it imposes on the state, and thus on our understanding of the world. Power relations and the people, places and institutions that both shape and are shaped by them will be at the centre of our globalization studies as we seek new and old ways of understanding our world.
This course is designed to outline and allow students to assess the major debates currently underway about globalization. This will provide a framework for future studies or interests that relate to global issues. This course places a premium on participation. The issues and questions we will be tackling have no “right” or “wrong” answers, and group discussion with a variety of perspectives will be critical to learning. Student will be encouraged to prepare to discuss both the readings and larger issues in an informed and critical manner in tutorial each week. At all times, an environment of mutual respect and consideration will be maintained in tutorials. Throughout the course students must learn the following: a. Student get broad overview of what is globalization and its impact on the political, economic, social, cultural ….etc on the country. b. Students get to know the advantage and disadvantage of globalization on countries, developed countries and specifically on developing countries. c. Students be able to critically analyze the world global order and its impact on developing countries. d. Improve student’s skill of critical analysis, dialogue, as the lectures will be based on participatory learning.