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ANT 117 - Globalization

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Globalization is profoundly reforming social structures and transforming peoples’ lives but at the same time is a contested concept. This course focuses on theories and processes of globalization and its impacts through an interdisciplinary approach including sociological, political, economic, historical, anthropological, environmental and geographic perspectives. Students explore local and transnational effects of globalization on cultural models about labor, sex, gender, religion, race and social class to better contextualize these transformations.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply interdisciplinary theories, models and metaphors to conceptualize globalization.
  2. Analyze the processes of cultural change on a global scale.
  3. Contrast historical and contemporary processes of globalization.
  4. Discuss the effects of transnational movements of money, people and technology on culture and the physical environment.
  5. Describe how cultural models regarding characteristics such as race, sex, gender, class and religion facilitate or resist cultural change.
  6. Differentiate between positive, negative or neutral impacts of globalization on people, social structures and institutions.
Listed Topics
  1. History of globalization
  2. Processes of globalization
  3. Conceptual models of globalization
  4. Drivers of globalization
  5. Barriers to globalization
  6. Theories (social, cultural, political, economic/financial, environmental)
  7. Movement of people/migration
  8. Power and inequality
  9. Impacts of globalization (social, cultural, political, economic/financial, environmental)
  10. Future of globalization
Reference Materials
Currently recognized textbooks and other books, academic articles, news and media sources, publicly available data sets, online resources including video materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 04/12/2024
Last Reviewed: 04/12/2024

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