In this course, we will take our understandings of globalization to a higher level by exploring Washington, DC, as a global city and as the epicenter of many globalizations. We will start by introducing the conventional ideas about globalization and the Washington Consensus, in which we will explore the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund located in DC. Then we will turn to other globalizations: arts movements, mass social movements, historic preservation, Pan-Africanism, gentrification, and more. The course will involve lectures, lots of discussions, and several self-scheduled visits to specific global locations in Washington, DC. Get to know DC in an exciting way! This course fulfills the Mason Core requirement for Global Understanding.
While focusing on nature and process of change in human society, considers social impact of political, economic, and environmental change and how lives are shaped by complexities of global social forces. Examines specific global issues such as conflict and security; economic disparity; ecological deterioration; populations and migration; legitimization of commerce; diffusion of innovations; and impact of class, status, and power in modern societies. Limited to three attempts.
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