Weekly Units

Week 1: Mapping Globalization

Wednesday, 1/21

Course plan, intro to globalization

 

Week 2: Social Movements in a Global Age

Wednesday, 1/28

Social movements, the internet

 

Week 3: Capitalism & Colonialism I

Wednesday, 2/4

Colonialism, capitalism, globalization

* Topic/initial research questions due

 

Week 4: Capitalism & Colonialism II

Wednesday, 2/11

Neocolonialism, Marxism

 

Week 5: Labor & Consumption I

Wednesday, 2/18

Travel, tourism, global wealth inequality

* Research Group assignment 1 due

 

Week 6: Labor & Consumption II

Wednesday, 2/25

Informalization, contingent labor, service industries

 

Week 7: Midterm

Wednesday, 3/4

* In-Class Midterm

 

Week 8: Spring Break

Wednesday, 3/11

*No class

 

Week 9: War I

Wednesday, 3/18

War, militarism, military industrial complex

* Revised research question and annotated bibliographies due

 

Week 10: War II

Wednesday, 3/25

Occupation, diplomacy, war

 

Week 11: Presentation Meetings

 Wednesday, 4/1

Presentation work meetings

* Research Group assignment 2 due

 

Week 12: Environment

Wednesday, 4/8

Native sovereignty, disaster complex, environmental racism

 

Week 13: Prisons I

Wednesday, 4/15

Prisons, slavery, globalization, prison abolition

 

Week 14: Prisons II

Wednesday, 4/22

Prison industrial complex, sex work

* Research Group assignment 2 due

 

Week 15: Group Presentations & Course Wrap-Up

Wednesday, 12/3

* Group presentations

* Research plans due