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Age of Globalization

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Age of Globalization

John M. Hoberman, Instructor

Through its newly launched UTAustinX, the University of Texas at Austin is offering tuition-free massive open online courses (MOOCs) to students around the globe who want to explore some of the most topical issues of our day with some of the university’s most distinguished faculty.

UTAustinX Massive Open Online Course enhanced e-book. Buy it here.

January 2014

Globalization is a fascinating spectacle that can be understood as global systems of competition and connectivity. These man-made systems provide transport, communication, governance, and entertainment on a global scale. International crime networks are also outgrowths of the same systems. In this course, you will learn how to identify and analyze global systems and better understand how they are changing societies around the world.

Presenting the course material through video, audio, and text, these enhanced e-books will provide a useful summary for enrolled students, but they are also designed for nonstudents with a general interest in the topic. They are available through AmazonKoboBarnes & NobleGoogle, and other retail e-book vendors. Readers who prefer using a desktop or laptop with a standard web browser can purchase them from Vook.com.

About UTAustinX

Through its newly launched UTAustinX, the University of Texas at Austin is offering tuition-free massive open online courses (MOOCs) to students around the globe who want to explore some of the most topical issues of our day with some of the university’s most distinguished faculty. Created by the College of Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services and distributed by the University of Texas Press, the content from two of the initial MOOCs being offered will be available as reasonably priced enhanced e-books.

UTAustinX is a partnership with edX, an online nonprofit learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012. UTAustinX’s first set of nine showcase courses were selected by the UT System’s Institute for Transformational Learning with support from the Provost’s Center for Teaching and Learning. They are taught by faculty from the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts, Engineering, and Pharmacy. For more information on UTAustinX visit: www.edx.org/school/UTAustinX/allcourses.

Preface
Chapter 01: Introduction to Globalization
Chapter 02: Three Phases
Chapter 03: Transportation Networks
Chapter 04: Global Media
Chapter 05: The Nation-State
Chapter 06: Social Justice
Chapter 07: Regulation
Chapter 08: Crime
Chapter 09: Labor
Chapter 10: Pop Culture
Chapter 11: Small Country Self-Assertion
Chapter 12: Sports
Selected Bibliography
Photo Credits
Video and Audio Credits
About the Author

John Hoberman, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, has taught courses on globalization many times over the past ten years.

"In simple and very clear-cut language, John Hoberman paints a very grim but true picture of how the world works in terms of its sociopolitical, economic and cultural systems....His use of copious, timely, and relevant examples in text, audio, and visual formats makes Age of Globalization a good choice for students and scholars new to globalization studies."
―Philip Effiom Ephraim, Girne American University, Cyprus, in International Journal of Communication

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