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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

FTR 110 - Globalization and Its Future

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues General Education Requirement. This course meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirement.

Learn about globalization in today’s world and apply futuring tools. Examines the current state, the positive and negative perspectives on future trends in global economics, business, culture and politics.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the development of globalization, where it is today and the key issues it has created
    • Define globalization
    • Explore the history of globalization
    • Discuss the new social networks and changes to existing social networks generated by globalization
    • Tell how globalization had created new interdependencies
    • Demonstrate how globalization has accelerated change
    • Compare the impact of globalization on different cultures
  • Utilize futuring methods and scenario building to explore the future course of globalization
    • Use basic tools to study the future
    • Explain the applicability of each tool to global issues
    • Compare the strengths and limits of each tool
    • Demonstrate the value of future tools in providing access to empowerment
  • Discuss the economic and business changes that have been driven by globalization
    • Discuss the internationalization of trade and finance
    • Explain the importance of international economic institutions
    • Learn about the impact of globalization on the poor
    • Be sensitive to the business adjustment required by international expansion
    • Explore the pros and cons of globalization’s impact on developing nations
    • Apply futures tools to analyzing and exploring the ongoing economic influence of globalization
  • Explain the impact of globalization of the world’s cultures
    • Identify the influences globalization is having on the worlds’ cultures
    • Examine the role of the media
    • Discuss the impact on languages
    • Define the new global culture
    • Explore the pros and cons of globalization’s impact on the Environment
    • Use futuring tools to construct a social future
  • Contrast the ways globalization has influenced ideologies and political realities
    • Analyze the changes in the role of national governments
    • Measure the change in the status of women in the world
    • Explore the rise of fundamentalism and its influence
    • Discuss the influence of globalization on democracy
    • Discuss the influence of globalization on war and peace
    • Use futuring tools to develop possible scenarios for the near- and long-term political adaptation and change
  • Develop a policy for globalization
    • Contrast the pros and cons of promoting globalization
    • Construct a global ethic
    • Discuss ways that globalization can benefit everyone
    • Report on an important global issue and propose how the United States should manage it in the future
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking