Review globalization in the post World War II era

GEB 5368 – Globalization and Business

LEARNING ACTIVITIES BREAKDOWN

Learning Activity 1

Topic

Globalization and Business 101.

Learning Objective

To better understand the historical development of globalization from antiquity to the current age.

Introduction

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.

Instructions

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

Recommendations

Besides the videos and bibliography given to you, you may expand your information with any other academically adequate source.

Evaluation criteria

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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

VIDEO:

•Definition of Globalization

•Humboldt International University Video:

The Bretton Woods Conference and its Outcomes

READING:

Open Textbook Library Through HIU Portal:

Collins, K. (2009) Exploring Business

Chapter 3: Globalization and Business, pp 110-120

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