Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Business and Management


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.


AFDS 103 Introduction to African, African American, Diaspora Studies
ANTH 210 Feast or Famine: The Ecology and Politics of Food
ANTH 245 Indigenous Movements of Latin America
ANTH 260 Gender and Development
ECON 233/WGS 233 Sweatshops in the World Economy
ECON 306 International Trade
ECON 332 Economic Development (recommended)

HISP 260 The Hispanic World: Introduction to Spain's Social and Cultural History
HISP 280 The Hispanic World: Introduction to Latin American Culture
HIST 219 Norte y Sur: Modern Spanish America
HIST 220 Latinos in the U.S.
POLS 309 International Law and Organization
POLS 323 Comparative Political Development
SOC 240 Conflict and Genocide
WGS 228 Transnational Feminisms

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