Introduction to Globalization I-E2

科目ナンバリング U-LAS05 20038 LE31 開講年度・開講期 2021 ・ 前期
単位数 2 単位 授業形態 講義
配当学年 主として1・2回生 対象学生 全学向
使用言語 英語 曜時限 火3
教員 LOPEZ Mario Ivan (東南アジア地域研究研究所 准教授)
授業の概要・目的 This course introduces students to some core processes that underlie present day globalization. This is a seminar based course and will act as a stepping stone for students to learn and explore it what ways different aspects on globalization play out in Asia-pacific, Southeast Asia and other regions in the world.
到達目標 Each week will consist of a brief lecture based on readings (and some class notes) followed by a class discussion and group exercises. The main goal of the course is to give students a critical introduction to the way global processes play out in the domains of the economy, ecology, politics, and society. Students will receive a grounding on the various ways in which global issues affect everyday life in the present and future and ask them to think about the different ways we measure them.
授業計画と内容 Week 1. Overview
Week 2. The Politics of Enough
Week 3. The Limits of Growth
Week 4. The De-growth argument
Week 5. Viewing Growth through GDP
Week 6. The Rise of Neoliberal Economies
Week 7. Financial Crises
Week 8. Prosperity as an Obtainable Goal?
Week 9. Sustainable Humanosphere: Assessing the Potentiality of Global Regions (1)
Week. 10 Sustainable Humanosphere: Assessing the Potentiality of Global Regions (2)
Week 11. Measuring Global Conditions: Global Indicators
Week 12. Measuring Potentiality for the 21st Century
Week 13. Producing Indexes to Monitor Global Change (1)
Week 14. Group Presentations
Week 15. Recap
成績評価の方法・観点 The final semester grade will be decided upon by participation in class lectures (short assignments and attendance) (65%) and a written essay (35%) to be submitted at the end of the course.
履修要件 Students should be able to participate in discussions, do readings (required for participation), and submit short reflection pieces.
This course accepts students who have good command of English (TOEFL ITP score ≧550).
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授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Readings are prepared for each week along with class notes for some lectures.