GEB 5368 – Globalization and Business
LEARNING ACTIVITIES BREAKDOWN
Learning Activity 1
Globalization and Business 101.
To better understand the historical development of globalization from antiquity to the current age.
In this activity, the student will learn the meaning of globalization by studying its history in antiquity, known as “archaic globalization”, as well as studying two basic sociological theories of globalization, the Modernization and the Dependency Theory. The student will also review globalization in the post World War II era, mostly the Bretton Woods Summit, the founding of the United Nations, the Nixon financial reforms of 1972, and the four pillars of globalization: Economy, Politics, Culture and Technology.
Forum 1: please use 1 page to answer this question separate.
1) Has globalization been around for thousands of years like some experts claim, or is it really a modern phenomenon?
Assignment 1:Please use 2 pages for the assignment.
Conduct online research on the modernization theory and the dependency theory. Prepare a 2 page report examining the basic ideas of both theories. In your opinion, choose one theory over the other.
1-2 pages, APA format
Besides the videos and bibliography given to you, you may expand your information with any other academically adequate source.
In addition, room for error will be allowed within the context of APA style use for the first two weeks of the course. The online learning moderator will provide students with up-to-date APA templates to which they may affix their reports and make the necessary changes.
Bibliographic Support & Learning Objects
•Definition of Globalization
•Humboldt International University Video:
The Bretton Woods Conference and its Outcomes
Open Textbook Library Through HIU Portal:
Collins, K. (2009) Exploring Business
Chapter 3: Globalization and Business, pp 110-120