Theories of Globalization

Course NameTheories of Globalization
Course CodePOL550
DescriptionThis course is designed in a way that will enable the student to master the content of Theories of Globalization and critically assess it through a comprehensive theoretical toolkit. The course accommodates positivist and post-positivist approaches equally and is suitable for master’s students having basic knowledge of international politics and economy. The course provides a broad understanding of what is globalization, how economic globalization is both a source of improving human lives and misery in the 21st century and the ways, patterns and changes of mobility in the world with their impacts. It looks at and critically examines the processes of globalization in the world through various case studies and by including works of classical, modern and contemporary scholars. From economic interdependence, crises to rising economic inequality and from political interconnectedness to climate change, the course offers in-depth analyses of the most compelling issues that humans face globally by employing various mainstream and critical theories.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Fully comprehend the content of theories and processes of globalization; – Understand and efficiently utilize various theoretical approaches with the help of concrete case studies;
– Demonstrate enhanced critical thinking;
– Demonstrate refined research/ academic writing;
– Interpret and analyze relevant data.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS