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|ECO 205 - Economics of Globalization, Trade and the Environment|
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III.
Course Description: The primary mission in this course will be to sift through these various interpretations of what is meant by globalization, how to measure it and try to determine how widely spread it is. Furthermore, we will examine the view that globalization is actually a capitalist project whose aim is to promote material well-being at the global level through managing the world resources in an open liberal democratic society anchored in the belief in free markets an personal entrepreneurship. We will also analyze the profound implications of these developments in such areas as trade, the natural environment and gender. The course will also pay special attention to the field governance and the institutional structure to which globalization has given rise over the past two decades. It is hoped that the course will enable each of the participants to provide a clear and cogent response to the issue of whether globalization is a beneficial project in attaining a just, peaceful, sustainable and healthy environment.