Globalization
Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Last updated: 11/12/2019

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Date

Topics for Discussion

Reading, video, and written assignments due on date in left column

     

August

8/20

 

Introduction

Course Syllabus

 

 

 

8/22

The Basics

 

 

8/27

What is Globalization?

 

Readings:
  • Chapter 1

Discussion Questions
 

8/29

What is Globalization?:

Psy, Gangnam Style, & K-pop

Readings:

Discussion Questions

-If you're interested, a video Sam came across of a K-Pop band performing in N. Korea, more on K-Pop  
 

September

9/3

 

Evolution & History
 

Readings:

Discussion Questions
 

9/5
 

Theories 

Readings:

  • Chapter 7

Discussion Questions
 

9/10
 

What You Wear

Readings:

Discussion Questions

If you're interested, global clothing production, another one, one on pay, one on ethical consumption, and a video on Rent the Runway
 

9/12

 

Globalization & Politics
 
Readings:
  • Chapter 4

Discussion Questions

If you're interested, a good article about the Internet
 

9/17

Globalization & Politics:
The Arctic


 

Readings:

Discussion Questions

If you're interested, the brief book review version of a fantastic book I highly recommend if you want to know more about the shipping container industry.
 

9/19
 

Paper 1 due by Sunday, 9/22, 11:00 pm


 

Class not meeting- Paper 1 due

Late papers will be accepted until 11:15 pm with a 2 point deduction. No papers will be accepted after that time.

9/24

Globalization & Culture

 

Reading:

  • Chapter 5

Discussion Questions
 

9/26

Globalization & Culture

Reading:

Discussion Questions
 

October

10/1

 

Globalization & Culture

Reading:

Discussion Questions
 

10/3

 

Globalization & Culture

Reading:

Discussion Questions
 

10/8

Globalization & Economics

 

Readings:
  • Chapter 3

Discussion Questions
 

10/10

Globalization & Economics:  Outsourcing

 

Class not meeting: Watch/read the following and prepare the discussion questions

Discussion Questions
 

10/15


No Classes- Fall Break
 


Do something revitalizing!

10/17

Discuss Outsourcing videos/reading

 


 

 

10/22

Finish Economics

 

Globalization & Transnational Crime - Introduction

 

10/24

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking

Class not meeting: Review these videos/readings to complete Paper 2 (will review on 10/22)

If you're interested- Cocaine Bust, another INTERPOL Operation Jupiter video

10/29

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking

Class not meeting: Review these videos/readings to complete Paper 2

10/31

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking

Class not meeting: Review these videos/readings to complete Paper 2

 

November

11/5

 

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking

Discuss Paper 2
 

Paper 2 due

 

11/7

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking

Finish discussing Paper 2

 


 

11/12

Globalization & Sustainability

 

Readings:

  • Chapter 6

Discussion Questions
 

11/14

Globalization & Sustainability:
Recycling, Reuse, Repair, & Waste

 

 

Readings:

Discussion Questions

If you're interested, more on Mitsubishi
 

11/19

Globalization & Sustainability

Site visit to Rumpke Recycling

(do not confuse this with the land fills in KY or OH)

 

Start time is 1:15

- arrive by 1:00 to get geared up

-12:15 class absence excuse if you need one


 

11/21

Globalization & Sustainability


 

Class not meeting- prepare for Tuesday's discussion

11/26

Globalization & Sustainability

Discuss Readings/media

Readings:

Discussion Questions

 

11/28

Thanksgiving Day

No classes

 

December

12/3

Tying it all together
 
In-class activity for the final paper- no reading assignments

 

12/5

Tying it all together
 
Finish film

 

12/12

Final Exam Time 12:20-2:20

 

Paper 3 (will be posted 12/5) due to Blackboard no later than 3:00 pm. See assignment for submission instructions.

Late papers will only be accepted until 3:15pm, incurring a 2-point penalty. No papers will be accepted after this time.