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Age of Globalization


Provider
edX

Price
Free

School
University of Texas at Austin

Type
University

Instructors
John Hoberman, John Hoberman

Categories
Environmental Science, Law, Social Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance

Duration
15 weeks

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
Globalization is a fascinating spectacle that can be understood as global systems of competition and connectivity. These man-made systems provide transport, communication, governance, and entertainment on a global scale. International crime networks are outgrowths of the same systems. Topics include national identity, language diversity, the global labor market, popular culture, sports and climate change. However, an increase in integration has not brought increased equality. Globalization creates winners and losers among countries and global corporations, making competition the beating heart of the globalization process. The globalization process exemplifies connectivity. Globalization is unimaginable without the unprecedented electronic networks that project dominant cultural products into every society on earth. Learn how to identify and analyze global systems and better understand how the world works. Before your course starts, try the new edX Demo where you can explore the fun, interactive learning environment and virtual labs. Learn more.