Students registering for Fall 2018 courses may wish to consider the new class, Globalization: Past and Present, taught by Dr. James Boucher, Assistant Professor of French.  This course fulfills the general education requirements in Global Communities, and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m., in the Business and Science Building, Room 107.  The course number is 50:420:250.

In this course, students will engage with the history and evolution of globalization from a variety of perspectives.  Beginning with the exploration of the Americas, students will investigate the modalities and consequences of discovery, conquest, (settler) colonialism, and post-colonialism.  Globalization’s impact in the twentieth-century will be examined primarily through the vectors of nationalism, modernism, and warfare.  Current manifestations of globalization will complete the course’s inquiry into global flows and interactions.  Students will learn about cultural, philosophical, and material movements in order to understand how globalization, past and present, shapes their world.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Boucher at 856-225-6116 or james.boucher@rutgers.edu.