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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 20, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4211 - Globalization, Society, and Individuals

Hours: 3
Today, our lives are deeply affected by a wide variety of forces of globalization. We cannot fully understand any of the issues on the American political, economic, social, and technological scenes without understanding the forces of globalization and America’s engagement in the global system. The same is true for citizens of every country. Everyone is embedded, for good or bad, in the global system, one that is constantly changing. Examining a wide variety of forces of globalization, that is, political/legal, economic, socio-cultural, environmental, and technological dimensions of globalization, and their impacts on societies and individuals. Emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing economics, political science/international relations, business/global business, IT, environmental science, law, humanities, and sociology. The necessary conceptual and theoretical foundations to understand today’s global challenges, focusing heavily on analyzing empirical evidences (i.e. contemporary issues and debates caused by deepening worldwide integration and interconnectedness that are defined as globalization). Based on the premise that reasoning based on solid analytics and rigorous empirical evidences will lead to better choices and decisions in connection with globalization and, thus, better outcomes for global human well-being. Provides the theatrical and empirical tools necessary to construct our own interpretations of what globalization is and what it means, engaging effectively with diverse, competing views on various issues of globalization. Supplies the tools needed to elaborate well-developed opinions on the enormously complex issues that globalization will create over our lifetimes, with special emphasis on the role of each student as a global citizen and leader. Pulling together our knowledge and skills in ways that can be applied to contemporary issues and challenges, taking time to reflect on our education as a whole and its future uses, and identifying and using resources as we move towards the transition to life beyond college.