Archived Versions

17.196 / 17.195 Globalization

As taught in: Fall 2005

Close up photograph of globe, showing Africa.

Photograph of globe showing Africa. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Suzanne Berger

Course Highlights

This course features essay assignments as well as extensive reading questions, located in the study materials section.

Course Description

This seminar explores changes in the international economy and their effects on domestic politics, economy, and society. Is globalization really a new phenomenon? Is it irreversible? What are effects on wages and inequality, on social safety nets, on production, and innovation? How does it affect relations between developed countries and developing countries? How globalization affects democracy? These are some of the key issues that will be examined.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.