Understanding Global Capitalism
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

In this course, students will consider how they, and others, are positioned in the broad matrix of economic globalization. Topics include the history of capitalism, the role of law in the development of global capitalism, the changing world of work, the rise of consumer society, the ‘knowledge economy', the relationship of modern capitalism to national and global inequality, and how capitalism relates to changing experiences of gender, the family, the environment and democracy, the rule of law and democracy. Students will also consider challenges to economic globalization from indigenous peoples, labour, environmentalists, consumer activists, and a number of other social groups. (Cross-listed as LY250.)

Additional Course Information
Registration status: senior student.
CT250, CT266, OL266.