30372 - GLOBAL HISTORY
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
While this course has no prerequisites, students will benefit from prior knowledge in the area of international relations, international institutions, global business, macroeconomics, and economic development.
We live in a “global” world in the 21st century, characterized by global supply chains, global norms, and global trade. But what does that mean, exactly, and how did we get here? This course examines two forces – sometimes in conflict and sometimes in concert – that shaped the global economy into its present form: global capitalism and global governance. By taking a long historical view, reading a wide variety of sources, and engaging in open discussion, students of this course can gain valuable perspectives for understanding the relationships between concepts like empire and trade, war and peace, business and regulation, economic growth and human rights, on a global scale.
- Political economy
- Economic systems
- International organizations
- Globalization and de-globalization
- Industrial revolutions and modernization
- Empires and decolonization
- Economic crises
- War and conflict
- Aid and development
- Economic integration
- Regulation and governance
This course is designed to help students understand the historical evolution of the global economy and the forces that have shaped it, namely global capitalism and global governance. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Identify key developments and actors in the evolution of the global economy
• Define capitalism and governance on a global scale
• Understand the dynamics of globalization and deglobalization
• Examine challenges and opportunities through the lens of business leaders
The lectures, readings, discussions, and assignments that comprise the teaching methods of this course aim to equip students with the skills to:
• Analyze primary and secondary sources carefully and critically
• Engage in active discussion about the themes they introduce
• Develop original, evidence-based arguments about the history of the global economy
• Apply knowledge of global history to contemporary debates about the global economy
- Face-to-face lectures
- Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
- Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
- Individual assignments
- Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
This is an interactive course. Students are asked to come to class having completed the assigned readings, prepared to discuss course content, ask questions, and engage with the professor and their peers, while abiding by the University Honor Code. In that sense, each of the class sessions functions as a kind of review session. At the same time, in recognizing the diversity of preferred learning modalities, students will have multidimensional opportunities to engage with course content by reading, writing, listening, speaking, visualizing, and discussing.
|Continuous assessment||Partial exams||General exam|
Knowledge gained by students who participate in the class sessions will be assessed continuously throughout the term through quizzes, exams, and assignments.
Students who do not participate in class sessions, who do not complete, or who receive a failing score in the continuous assessment must complete a 5,000 word research paper on an assigned question related to the course after which they can register for a general exam.
The course syllabus will provide information about all teaching materials.