CMT6420 Globalization, Digitalization and Culture

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Course Description:

Individuals, organizations and countries are assimilating and melding at rates never before experienced in our history. This course will examine influences on globalized political climates, economies and cultures. Students will appraise these impacts and offer interpretation of their effects.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This is a course that aims to position students in the larger context of global systems economic, cultural, and geopolitical. The primary objective is to increase understanding of the interdependent world in which we live and the pervasive, unstoppable movement of globalization that characterizes it. The course also seeks to equip students with some of the necessary cultural knowledge and empathy required to operate in the increasingly dominant monoculture, and at the same time to navigate (and value) multicultural distinctiveness.

Why This Course Is Important:

Unequal distribution of power and economic resources are important issues in an increasingly globalized world. The cause and effect of the inequalities that have been produced by ever evolving globalized engagements are important to be able to identify and respond to at a heightened level of understanding and compassion. As one better understands the context and impacts of globalization within the country they are engaged, they can better identify with and value those individuals within those circumstances, while diminishing the possibility to other those of different cultures and contexts. This course extends the opportunity to analyze and assimilate these theories and practices for these purposes.