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Active Learning and Globalization: Creating a Class and Assessing Student Learning
Unformatted Document Text:  Bromley Active Learning and Globalization Wednesday, September 12 th Read: Manfred Steger. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2003, preface, pp. 1-34, 131-135.Think about: What is globalization? Is globalization a new phenomenon? What are some examples of globalization at work? Monday, September 17 th Read: Manfred Steger. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2003. 35-130.Think about: What different processes make up globalization? What are their good and bad aspects?1 page response on one of Steger’s five aspects of globalization due to instructor. Wednesday, September 19 th Read: Martin Wolf. Why Globalization Works. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. 3-12, 77-92.Jagdish Bhagwati. In Defense of Globalization. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 3-35.Joseph Stiglitz. Globalization and its Discontents. New York: WW Norton, 2002. 3-22. Dani Rodrik. Has Globalization Gone Too Far?(Washington DC: International Institute for Economics, 1997). 1-10. Think about: What are the main arguments made by these authors in favor of globalization? What are the main arguments made by these authors against globalization? Do you find these arguments compelling? Monday, September 24 th Read: Joseph Stiglitz. Making Globalization Work. New York: WW Norton, 2006. 3-24. Peter Singer. One World: The Ethics of Globalization. Prefaces and 1-13.Think about: What at the main arguments made by these authors? What can we do to decrease the costs and increase the benefits of globalization? Textual analysis paper due to peers. Introduction of textual analysis paper due to instructor. Wednesday, September 26 th Read: Your peer’s textual analysis paper Comments on textual analysis papers due to group. Part 2 : The Case of McDonald’s Monday, October 1 st Read: Eric Schlosser. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Rev. ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 2005. 224-252, 276-284.Yunxiang Yan, “McDonald’s in Beijing: The Localization of Americana.” In Golden Arches East: McDonald’s in East Asia, ed. James Watson. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997: 39-76. John Vidal. “Globalization: The 7,000 km journey that links Amazon destruction to fast food.” The Guardian. 6 April 2006: 19. Discuss: How is McDonald’s an example of globalization? Is its overall impact beneficial or harmful? How do you account for the many different ways that McDonald’s is understood?Final version of textual analysis paper due to instructor. 22

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Bromley
Active Learning and Globalization
Wednesday, September 12
th
Read: Manfred Steger. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, UK: Oxford
University Press, 2003, preface, pp. 1-34, 131-135.
Think about: What is globalization? Is globalization a new phenomenon? What are some
examples of globalization at work?
Monday, September 17
th
Read: Manfred Steger. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, UK: Oxford
University Press, 2003. 35-130.
Think about: What different processes make up globalization? What are their good and
bad aspects?
1 page response on one of Steger’s five aspects of globalization due to
instructor.
Wednesday, September 19
th
Read: Martin Wolf. Why Globalization Works. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
3-12, 77-92.
Jagdish Bhagwati. In Defense of Globalization. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
3-35.
Joseph Stiglitz. Globalization and its Discontents. New York: WW Norton, 2002. 3-22.
Dani Rodrik. Has Globalization Gone Too Far?(Washington DC: International Institute for
Economics, 1997). 1-10.
Think about: What are the main arguments made by these authors in favor of
globalization? What are the main arguments made by these authors against
globalization? Do you find these arguments compelling?
Monday, September 24
th
Read: Joseph Stiglitz. Making Globalization Work. New York: WW Norton, 2006. 3-24.
Peter Singer. One World: The Ethics of Globalization. Prefaces and 1-13.
Think about: What at the main arguments made by these authors? What can we do to
decrease the costs and increase the benefits of globalization?
Textual analysis paper due to peers.
Introduction of textual analysis paper due to instructor.
Wednesday, September 26
th
Read: Your peer’s textual analysis paper
Comments on textual analysis papers due to group.
Part 2 : The Case of McDonald’s
Monday, October 1
st
Read: Eric Schlosser. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Rev. ed.
New York: Harper Perennial, 2005. 224-252, 276-284.
Yunxiang Yan, “McDonald’s in Beijing: The Localization of Americana.” In Golden Arches
East: McDonald’s in East Asia, ed. James Watson. Stanford, CA: Stanford University
Press, 1997: 39-76.
John Vidal. “Globalization: The 7,000 km journey that links Amazon destruction to fast
food.” The Guardian. 6 April 2006: 19.
Discuss: How is McDonald’s an example of globalization? Is its overall impact beneficial
or harmful? How do you account for the many different ways that McDonald’s is
understood?
Final version of textual analysis paper due to instructor.
22


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