ECON 2155: Understanding Globalization

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

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Globalization has the potential to diffuse technologies and knowledge across the world and lift entire populations out of poverty through trade and economic growth. Its critics argue that it does this at the expense of workers in developed countries while also increasing global inequity and undermining democratic mandates of national governments. In this course, students explore the social and economic implications of lowered barriers to the international flows of information, capital, labour, and goods for both developed and developing nations. They also learn theoretical foundations of globalization and the role of international economic institutions.

Students will receive credit for only one of ECON 2155 or 2255.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ECON 1220 and 1221.

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