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Schedule Soc 344 Fall 2010

Schedule Soc 344 Fall 2010

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Course content may be adapted from this outline to meet the needs of this particular class.

Readings from Lechner and from Steger are in your required textbooks. Readings marked Blackboard are online under the “Readings” tab. Other materials are linked here and within the Blackboard learning modules. All dates are tentative; we may need to make adjustments to the schedule as the course progresses. Additional information about topics/assignments will be available in class and from the course Blackboard website.
Dat e Topic

Module 1: Globalization - The new world order

Reacti on Paper

Research Paper


Intro to the course What is Globalizatio n? Dimensions of Globalizatio n Dimensions of Globalizatio n A Short, Short History of Globalizatio n



Complete Ice Breaker & Explore the Blackboard site Watch: The World is Flat http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266 Read: Excerpted from THE WORLD IS FLAT: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/flat.jsp Read: Steger Ch 1 Watch: Giddens “Gloablisation” http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/video/events99/reith_lectures/globevi.ram Read: Lechner Ch1 Read: The Globalization of Food & Plants http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/food.jsp Read: Steger Ch 2 Read: Lechner Ch 2 Read: Lechner Ch10 Read: “Coming Together: Globalization means reconnecting the human community” http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/essay.jsp Read: “Interconnected we prosper” http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article? id=11008 Watch: T-Shirt Travels http://www.hulu.com/Watch: /69783/global-voices-t-shirttravels
Complete Quiz #1 Online between 2 PM 9/9 and 2PM 9/11 Module 2: Global Ideologies & Globalized Economy


Topic selectio n for paper 1



We are all interconnect ed


Ideologies of Globalizatio n, Rationalizati on, and McDonaldiza tion

Read: Steger Ch 6 Read: “Increased global trade has actually been good for the poor in rich countries” http://www.tagesspiegel.de/zeitung/Sonderthemen;art893,2613355 Explore: McDonaldization http://www.mcdonaldization.com/whatisit.shtml Read: Rationalization & McDonaldization http://www.pineforge.com/upmdata/16567_Chapter_2.pdf Read: Sills “Philippine Labor Migration to Taiwan: Social, Political, Demographic, and Economic Dimensions.”[blackboard] Read: “Lured Into Bondage” http://www.newsweek.com/id/131707 Watch: 30-Days Outsourcing http://www.hulu.com/Watch: /56907/30-daysoutsourcing Explore: Small Screen, Smaller World http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article? id=204 Read: Steger Ch 3 Read: Weidenbaum “Globalization: Wonder Land or Wasteland?” http://www.springerlink.com/content/lqx6avl31x94mykw/fulltext.pdf Watch: The Story of Stuff http://web.1.c3.audiovideoweb.com/1c3web3536/annie_integration_36.swf Read: Lechner Ch 5 Read: “It Isn’t a Zero-Sum Game” http://www.newsweek.com/id/156251/output/print Watch: Global Economics - Global Exchange: Free Trade & Protection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRJZWfqWcs0 Watch: The Corporation http://www.hulu.com/watch/118169/the-corporation? c=News-and-Information/Documentary-and-Biography Read: Lechner Ch 11 Read: The Modern World-System as a Capitalist World-Economy (Immanuel 2 Bibliogr aphy Subtopi c selectio n for paper



Global Labor - Global Supply


Economic Globalizatio n


Bring down the walls Neoliberalis m The true cost of consumeris m World Systems Theory

9/30 10/5


NeoImperiali sm

Wallerstein) [Blackboard] Read: Parenti “Imperialism 101” http://www.michaelparenti.org/Imperialism101.html Read: Howe “American Empire: The History and Future of an Idea” http://www.globalpolicy.org/empire/history/2003/0612idea.htm Watch: Newman “History of Oil” http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5267640865741878159
Complete Quiz #2 Online between 2 PM 10/7 and 2 PM 10/9 Module 3: Global Governance & Political Globalization

10/1 2 10/1 4 Who’s in charge? Global Civil Society Who’s in charge? The Superclass

No Class Fall Break

10/1 9

10/2 1

Are countries doomed?

10/2 6

NeoLiberalism A complex system

10/2 8

World Polity

Read: Lechner Ch 7 Watch: “Civil Society in Global Governance” http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=0qFD0lxt7jE Read: “World Government” http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/world-government/ Watch: “The global power elite” Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=dbXzhUB9miM & Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcHn1omvUgQ Read: “What Power Looks Like” http://www.newsweek.com/id/130637 Read: Steger Ch4 Read: “World Society and the Nation-State” (John W. Meyer, John Boli, George M. Thomas, and Francisco O. Ramirez) Read: “The End of the Nation State” (Kenichi Ohmae) [Blackboard] Read: Realism and Complex Interdependence (Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye) [Blackboard] Read: Globalization’s Achilles’ Heel http://www.newsweek.com/id/145864/output/print Watch: “We All Have to Think Multilateral“ http://streaming.yale.edu:8080/ramgen/cmibroadcast/Globalization/chanda_bur ns_041509.rm Explore: World Polity Theory http://www.sociology.emory.edu/globalization/theories02.html Read: Kofi Annan "No Country, No Matter How Powerful…Can Control the Forces of Globalization on Its Own" http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/article5586585.ece Read: "In Search of Common Sense" http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article? id=9809 Read: "Runaway Globalization Without Governance" http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/pdfs/runawayGlobalization.pdf
Complete Quiz #3 Online between 2 PM 10/28 and 2 PM 10/30 Module 4: Globalized Culture & the Rise of the Rest

Thesis Stateme nt



Cultural Imperialism


Global Media


When Cultures Clash

11/1 1

Case studies: The Westernizati on of China and India

Read: Steger Ch 5 Watch: "Terrorism, Globalism and Conspiracy" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6573660441809242121 Read: Lechner Ch 4 Watch: “Globalisation and the Media” http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=A6HRt1bH_dw Watch: “OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism” http://video.google.com/videoplay? docid=1315719834301238577&ei=Gyg5SoPtJIqCqQL6qoiSAw&q=outfoxed&hl= en&dur=3 Read: Maisami “Islam and Globalization” http://www.fountainmagazine.com/article.php?ARTICLEID=33 Read: Jihad vs. McWorld (Benjamin Barber) [Blackboard] Read: Al-Qaida at 20 http://www.slate.com/id/2196904/ Explore: “The Changing Face of Iran” Photoessay: http://www.newsweek.com/id/199011 Read: Zakaria “They May Not Want The Bomb. And other unexpected truths.” http://www.newsweek.com/id/199147 Read: Lechner Ch 9 Read: “Does globalization diminish cultural diversity? “http://www.sociology.emory.edu/globalization/issues05.html Read: Fowler “Converting the Masses: Starbucks in China” http://www.globalpolicy.org/globaliz/cultural/2003/0710starbucks.htm Read: Young and Restless in China http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/youngchina/view/main.html

Rough Draft Due


Watch: “Jesus in China” http://www.pbs.org/video/video/1092332047/subject/957383727/topic/9573906 20# Read: Doshi "Reversing Flows: Pop Culture, East to West" http://www.sameerdoshi.com/AsianPopcult.htm
Complete Quiz #4 Online between 2 PM 11/11 and 2 PM 11/13 Module 5: The Future of Globalization The Future of Globalizatio n & The Rise of the Rest Saving the Planet

11/1 6

Read: Steger Ch 7 Read: Steger Ch 8 Peterson Wunder and Mueller Epilogue Reimagining the Future [Blackboard] Watch: "The Future of Globalization" Prof. Jeffrey Sachs http://academicearth.org/lectures/the-future-of-globalization Watch: The Post-American World http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=SiUJ2hfEp78 Read: Lechner Ch 12 Read: Lechner Ch 13 Read: The Port Huron Statement: An Agenda For A Generation http://www.tomhayden.com/porthuron.htm Read: Meyer “How Social Movements Matter” http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink? did=546092131&sid=1&Fmt=2&clientId=15109&RQT=309&VName=PQD Read: Global Call for Action http://www.globalcalltoaction.org/ Read: A Better World is Possible: International Forum on Globalization. [Blackboard] Watch: “The Global Environment with Jeffrey Sachs” http://fora.tv/2008/04/22/The_Global_Environment_with_Jeffrey_Sachs
Complete Quiz #5 Online between 2 PM 11/23 and 2 PM 11/25 Research Presentations In Class Research Presentations In Class Research Paper Due 12/7 Upload to Blackboard by 5:00pm

11/1 8


11/2 3

AlterGlobalizatio n and other Social Movements

11/3 0 12/2

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