Politics, War and Economics in the Age of Globalization: a History of Globalization

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Politics, War and Economics in the Age of Globalization: a History of Globalization

  • Host University

    Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This course wants to offer a global introduction to World Politics and Economics studying different theories and perspectives explained by different authors since 1991. Of course, a historical introduction is needed to understand how the world was built, as we know it now. Using a short history of Europe and its technological hegemony we will study how Europeans conquered and organized the world.

    By studying the International Relations under the Cold War students will cover how two superpowers organized two areas of influence creating two minor globalizations.

    In the last part of the course, students will revise the major perspectives on Globalization and how it
    is shaped everyday by the interactions of millions of people.


Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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