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Minor in Globalization Studies

The minor in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex idea of globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will complete courses from both the Humanities and Social Sciences faculties that cover a wide variety of themes related to globalization, and will be able to tailor their course selection according to their interests.

MinorMinor in Globalization Studies

The minor in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex idea of globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will complete courses from both the Humanities and Social Sciences faculties that cover a wide variety of themes related to globalization, and will be able to tailor their course selection according to their interests.

  • 24 units total (of which no more than 6 units may be from Level 1 courses)
  • 3 units from GLOBALZN 1A03 - Global Citizenship (core course)
  • 21 units from Course Lists 1, 2 and 3 (see below). At least 9 of these units must be selected from outside the student’s own program, and no more than 12 units may be selected from any one of the three lists.
  • GLOBALZN 3A03 is strongly recommended to all students interested in pursuing a Minor in Globalization Studies.
  • Students who began studies prior to September 2016 should consult the relevant Undergraduate Calendar from their initial year of study for previous requirements of the Minor in Globalization Studies. For additional information, please contact globalhc@mcmaster.ca or extension 27556.

GLOBALZN 1A03 - Global Citizenship, Term 1 2016-17, Tue & Wed 3:30pm-4:20pm, Dr. Liam Stockdale

  • This course will offer an interdisciplinary introduction to globalization through a critical engagement with the idea of "global citizenship" in the contemporary context. The political, economic, and cultural dimensions of globalization will be examined, and students will reflect upon what it means to be a "global citizen" in light of how such dynamics shape questions of identity, agency, power, and resistance.

GLOBALZN 3A03 - Globalization, Social Justice, and Human Rights, Term 1 2016-17, Wednesdays, 11:30am - 2:20pm, Jasmin Hristov

  • This course examines competing theories, issues, and debates relating to the promotion of social justice and human rights in a globalizing world. Students use course-integrated social networking to interact and collaborate with peers from partner universities across the globe where versions of this course are simultaneously taught.
  • Three hours (lectures); one term
  • Prerequisite(s): GLOBALZN 1A03

List 1 - Environment, Sustainability, and Economic Development


List 2 - Peace, Security, and Human Rights


List 3 - Globalization and Culture

Undergraduate Calendar
For more information:
Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition
L.R. Wilson Hall Room 2021
905-525-9140 ext. 27556
globalhc@mcmaster.ca
Length:
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Required Credential:
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Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
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