21L.020J | Fall 2016 | Undergraduate

Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the In-Between



Introduction to course

What do we mean by “globalization”?

Listen to:

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. “The Danger of a Single Story.” TEDGlobal.

2 Discuss Chanda and Sen: the “big picture” of globalization  

Discuss “Quality Street” and “You Are a 14-Year-Old Arab Chick Who Just Moved to Texas”

Globalization at the micro level: the family


Discuss Lahiri and Alarcón

Globalization: cultural mis-readings

Begin working on Response Paper 1
5 Discuss Menocal Response Paper 1 due

Discuss Chanda Ch. 4 and ISIS, the quest for a contemporary caliphate

Elements of good writing: Joaquín

Begin working on Essay 1

Discuss Chanda Ch. 5–6 and “Gunga Din”

Listen to:

Connolly, Sarah. “Rule Brittania” (with lyric annotations). YouTube.

Finish first version of Essay 1
8 Discuss Chamoiseau First version of Essay 1 due
9 Discuss Papi Return first versions of Essay 1 the day before Session 10
10 Discuss Papi Reading Quiz 1
11 Guest lecture on authenticy and music by Prof. Patricia Tang Group project on world music genre

Discuss Byrne and group projects

Caravana visitors

Final version of Essay 1 due
13 Discuss “Because She Looks Like a Child” and the article “Selling Sex for Visas”  
14 Discuss “Seeking Asian Female”  
15 Discuss The Buddha in the Attic Submit 3 ideas for presentation group

Discuss remainder of The Buddha in the Attic

Divide into presentation groups

Begin working on Response Paper 2

Discuss “The Crisis of Care in the Philippines”

Watch “Chain of Love”

Short presentation on memos

Response Paper 2 due

Work on group presentation memos

Discuss Chanda and Patton

Work on presentations

Discuss “Contagion” and Ebola

Presentation memo due

Work on team presentations

Begin working on first version of Essay 2


Discuss “Infection Inequalities” and Zika

Presentation on oral presentations

21 Discuss “The Colombian Exchange” and Chanda Ch. 3

First version of Essay 2 due

Work on team presentations

22 Discuss Chanda and “No Logo” Work on team presentations
23 Discuss EU, NAFTA, TPP Reading Quiz 2
24 Team Presentations  
25 Team Presentations  
26 Final Discussion Final version of Essay 2 due