Global Community/Honors

MAX 132 - Global Community/Honors

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2016
Class #: 35040
Section: M004
Credits: 3

Prof. Miriam Elman

Counts toward:
Dept Soc Sci, Course Global Non-Euro, Interdisciplinary

Course Time(s):
T TH 11:00 - 11:55 am; W 9:30 - 10:25 am


Course Description:

This course examines debates about the nature and consequences of globalization. The first unit explores ideas about what globalization and global community might mean and why it matters. Unit II deals with the politics of the emerging global economy from a variety of perspectives. Unit III focuses on trends and debates about globalizationʹs cultural consequences, including whether societies worldwide are becoming homogenized or polarized through increased interaction. Finally, Unit IV considers global challenges such as climate change and the depletion of oil supplies and asks whether we are able to achieve “global community” to a degree sufficient to meet these emerging global challenges. MAX 123 and MAX 132 may be taken in sequence (either course may be taken first), or with other courses as listed in the Core Guidebook under Interdepartmental Sequences in the Social Sciences. Both courses counts for Writing Intensive and Critical Reflections in the Arts & Sciences Liberal Arts Core.


Register for Honors Discussion M004; Lecture M001 will auto-enroll.