Living in a Globalized World OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course on Globalization by The Open University

Published Feb 17, 2009

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The Open University offers an OpenCourseWare called 'Living in a Globalised World' free online. The undergraduate-level course provides a basic understanding of the implications of globalization to students interested in Foreign Policy and Political Science.

Living in a Globalised World: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes No

Living in a Globalised World: Course Description

'Living in a Globalised World' is an intermediate-level undergraduate course offered through the Environment, Development and International Studies Department of The Open University. This course discusses the ways globalization is affecting the world's workforce, especially in the United States and Mexico. Students can even watch a video describing the working conditions in a factory in Mexico and the affects of these conditions on the workers. The course teaches the history of globalization and the effects it has on lifestyle expectations and material wealth. Upon completion of this course, OpenCourseWare readers will understand the impact of a globalized economy on the world and the way it is shaping modern society. This course can be completed in approximately 12 hours.

This course provides links to student learning journals and forums, as well as online unit notes. If you're interested in learning more, visit the effects of globalization course page.

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