Debating Globalization


Through a combination of experiential learning activities and web-based delivery, this course aims at expose students to a number of intense debates surrounding globalization such as free trade, global culture, national sovereignty, the question of multinational corporations and labour rights and the anti-globalization movement. The objective is to build basic knowledge of the opposing views on globalization, their political and ideological bases, and implications for political and personal actions. More importantly, through the experiential learning activities, students will be able to develop the sensitivity and competences necessary to interpret our everyday life experiences in the light of globalization and to articulate their personal positions on a host of life and career issues.