Globalization
PSC 470, Fall 2021

Chocolate section

Last updated: 10/07/2021
 

Date

Topics for Discussion

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

     

August

T 8/24

 

Syllabus

 


 



Schedule may be subject to change

T 8/31 T

 

What is Globalization?

 

 

Readings & DQs:

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

September

9/7, T

 

 

Globalization & Culture


 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, first IKEA in India; IKEA catalogs: Australia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand

9/14, T

Globalization & Culture

 


Readings & DQs:

9/21, T

Globalization & Politics:
The Arctic

 

Class not meeting -prepare for next class

 

Readings & DQs:

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.

If you're interested about the Arctic Council: Czech gov't considers membership
, Canada's Arctic study, Huge Arctic Iceberg
 

9/28 T

Globalization & Politics:
The Arctic

 

 

October

10/5, T

 

Theories & What You Wear

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

**Remind me to review P1
 

10/12, T

Class not meeting Paper 1 due Friday, Oct 15 by 11 pm

-.5 penalty for 'briefly' late submission until 12:20 pm
 -Latest accepted submission at 11 pm with a 2-point penalty. No papers will be accepted after this time.

 

10/19, T


Fall Break
 

 

10/26, T

Globalization & Sustainability

Readings & DQs:

  • Chapter 6

November

11/2, T

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

 

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, more on Mitsubishi
 

11/9, T

 

Globalization & Sustainability: Palm Oil Industry

 

Readings & DQs:

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

 

11/16, T

Globalization & Economics

 

 

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.

11/23, T

Globalization & Economics Outsourcing

 

 

 

Readings, Media, & DQs:

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

11/25, TH

Thanksgiving Day  

11/30, T

Film break- What aspects of this film connect with what we've discussed about globalization?

Watch film on your own (will be posted by 11/23)
 

December

12/7, T

 

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking Readings, Media, & DQs:

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

***Review P2

TH 12/16 10:10- 12:10

Paper 2 due

 

There is no final exam. Instead, Paper 2 due to Canvas no later than 12:10 pm.

-.5 penalty for 'briefly' late submission until 12:20 pm
-Latest accepted submission at 11 pm with a 2-point penalty. No papers will be accepted after this time.