Globalization and Development

The local and global are no longer discrete organizational realms. Local policies have consequences that ripple further into the world. What begins as a local event no longer remains fixed in one country for long. At the same time, agreements in international bodies like the World Trade Organization have deep consequences for countries, societies, and organizations. Through this concentration, students will understand the ways in which local and international policies can be drafted and deployed, and how states and other non-governmental agents (both profit and non-profit) interact. Students will develop an understanding of the meaning of globalization and will learn how to use this knowledge to develop communities in sustainable ethical ways. Students in this concentration are strongly urged to pursue the study of a culture other than their own, including language courses to at least the intermediate level.