Introduction to Global Studies

GLOBAL 10A: Introduction to Global Studies

Prerequisites: None

Class #: 31168

Units/Credit: 4

Time/Location: TuTh: 5-6:30pm / 2060 VLSB

Final Exam Group: TBA

Instructor: Michael Watts

This course provides an introduction to comparative development and serves as a prerequisite for DS 100. The course assumes that students know little about life in Third World countries and are unfamiliar with the relevant theory in political economy of development and underdevelopment. The first part of the course covers the historical patterns of incorporation into an expanding world system and the different theories associated with these processes. The second part deals with a variety of micro and macro phenomena organized around land, labor, and work. Cross-listed with Geography C32.

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