Globalization
PSC 470, Fall 2020

Last updated: 09/16/2020
 

Date

Topics for Discussion

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

     

August

T 8/18

 

Syllabus

Introduction

The Basics

 

Review syllabus before class- I'm not going to take time to review the syllabus. I'll ask if anyone has any questions. If not, I'll expect you're all set to go.

TH 8/20

What is Globalization?

Class not meeting

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, more on Globalization's Backlash

T 8/25

 

What is Globalization?

Discuss readings

 


 

TH 8/27

 

Theories & What You Wear

Class not meeting

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, more articles on global clothing production and another one

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

September

9/1, T

Theories & What You Wear

Discuss readings

 

 

9/3, TH

 

Globalization & Politics:
The Arctic

Class not meeting


 

Readings & DQs:

Discussion Questions

If you're interested, a good article about the Internet and the brief book review version of a fantastic book I highly recommend if you want to know more about the shipping container industry.
In related recent news, is the Mediterranean dispute going to be the next Arctic Circle or South China Sea situation?

If you're interested about the Arctic Council, here's some very recent news: Czech gov't considers membership, Canada's Arctic study
 

9/8, T

Globalization & Politics:
The Arctic

Discuss readings


 


 

9/10, TH
 

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking, Part I

 

Class not meeting

Readings, Media, & DQs:

9/15, T

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking

 

Discuss readings/videos

 

9/17, TH

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking, Part II

 

Class not meeting

Readings, Media, & DQs:

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

9/22, T

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking, Part II

 

Discuss readings/videos

 

9/24, TH

A Global Phenom(enon)

Class not meeting

 
Readings & DQs:

-If you're interested, more on K-Pop, K-Pop Stars

9/29, T

A Global Phenomenon

Discuss Psy, K-Pop

 

**Remind me to review P1

October

10/1, TH

Paper 1 due by Sunday at 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.

10/6, T

Globalization & Culture

Class not meeting

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, first Ikea in India

10/8, TH

Globalization & Culture

Discuss readings

 


 

10/13, T


No Classes- Fall Break
 


Do something revitalizing!

10/15, TH

Globalization & Culture: The Invasion

Class not meeting

 

Readings & DQs:

10/20, T

Globalization & Culture: The Invasion

Discuss readings 

 

10/22, TH

Globalization & Economics Outsourcing

Class not meeting

 

Readings & DQs:
  • Chapter 3 ***Note: Steger goes into a lot of detail. Try not to get lost in the weeds and focus on the bigger trends as they relate to global dynamics.

10/27, T

Globalization & Economics Outsourcing

 

Discuss reading

 

 

 

10/29, TH

Globalization & Economics Outsourcing

Class not meeting

 

 

Readings, Media, & DQs:

If you're interested- Why iPhones Won't be Made in the USA, about sending balikbayan boxes

November

11/3

Election Day
 

No Classes  

11/5, TH

Globalization & Economics Outsourcing

 

Discuss readings & videos

 


 

11/10, T

Globalization & Sustainability

Class not meeting

 

Readings & DQs:

  • Chapter 6

11/12, TH

Globalization & Sustainability

Discuss reading

 


 

11/17, T

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

Class not meeting

 

 

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, more on Mitsubishi
 

11/19, TH

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

Discuss Readings & Video

 


 

11/24, T

Globalization & Sustainability: Palm Oil Industry

Class not meeting

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, this just out on Borneo's palm oil plan, along with a view on harvesting palm oil

 not meeting- prepare for Tuesday's discussion

11/26, TH

Thanksgiving Day

 

December

12/1, T

Globalization & Sustainability: Palm Oil Industry

Discuss Readings & Videos
 

 

12/3, TH

Tying it all together
 
Watch film prior to meeting for class

Review P2 today

TH 12/10 10:10- 12:10

Final Exam Time 10:10- 12:10

 

Paper 2 due to Canvas no later than 12:10 pm.

Late papers will only be accepted until 2:40 pm, incurring a 2-point penalty. No papers will be accepted after this time.