This course introduces students to the study of globalization by relating it to the historical background and the transformation it is undergoing in the current epoch. In tracing its historical trajectory from the 17th century development of mercantilism and colonialism, the post-World War II rise of multinational corporations, to the post-1989 expansion of global democracy, students will learn how to examine the causes and effects of globalization in the changing historical context of economy, politics, and culture.

Pre-requisite: None