Syllabus - FALL 2011 INTB3351 TheHistoryofGlobalization...

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FALL 2011 INTB 3351 The History of Globalization  Section 11371 Wed 1:00-2:15 CEMO Hall 100D Professor Tyler Priest 1   Office: 325A Melcher Hall 2   Phone: 713-743-3669 Email: Blackboard Vista;  for emergencies Office Hrs: M 10am-11am, W 11am-12pm, or by appointment Teaching Assistants There are four teaching assistants (TAs) dedicated to this section of INTB 3351. Each TA will be responsible for three of the twelve color-coded discussion groups (see below). You will be assigned to one discussion group and one TA. The TAs will do most of the 1 Bio: ; . 2 To get to Suite 325, take MH elevators to third floor, follow hallway to left of elevators as you exit, take your first left and walk past the bathrooms until you run into Suite 325. My office is inside the suite in the back corner. TA offices are two doors down the hallway to the right, in room 325P.
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grading for the course, in close consultation with the professor. They are also here to help you to succeed in the class. Visit them during their office hours or make appointments to see them. They can give you instruction and advice on taking notes, studying, understanding the material, and performing in discussions and on exams. The TAs for this section are: Alana Aleman – Blue, Purple, Brown Deanne Ashton – Green, Red, Orange Christopher Haight – Yellow, Pink, Gray Patrick Sheffield – Black, White, Silver Email: WebCT Vista Phone: 713-743-2672 Office: 325P Melcher Hall Office Hours: TBA Overview This course offers a broad overview of “globalization” in modern world history. It examines the evolution of international business and the world economy in the 19 th and 20 th centuries with a special focus on the oil industry, the most globalized industry of all. In the first five weeks of the course, we will analyze the rise and fall of the “first” global economy during the 19 th century. In the middle third of the course, we will study the rise of the “second” global economy after World War II and the ways in which petroleum shaped its evolution. Finally, we will look at the globalization of manufacturing and finance, the impact of increasing international economic integration on poverty and inequality, the rising economic power of Asia, and the growing constraints on a petroleum-based global economy. Objectives This class invites you to go further than mastering concrete historical facts about globalization. It asks you to think historically, to develop your own explanations for why the past unfolded as it did, rather than along some other path. In addition to expanding your knowledge base, this course aims to improve your oral and written expression of ideas and sharpen your skills in critical reading and writing. You should be able to evaluate debates over globalization and take a position in those debates by marshaling
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course INTB 3353 taught by Professor Prodan during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston.

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Syllabus - FALL 2011 INTB3351 TheHistoryofGlobalization...

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