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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2010


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Course Description

This upper-division seminar samples some influential ideas of global history considered in the context of contemporary globalization. Globalization became a globalized buzzword in the 1990s. We will therefore consider what was new (and what wasn't) about the 1990s, while also examining the late-19th- century origins of contemporary globalization and considering some of its renaissance and early-modern antecedents. Globalization is defined here in an inclusive sense that highlights global circuits of people, information, products, culture, and capital. This course follows a seminar rather than a lecture format. Class participants will write a series of critical essays and guided research projects on selected aspects of historical and contemporary globalization. Active discussion work and several class presentations are required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Substantial writing component.


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