Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration

Instructor Companion Site

Welcome to the Instructor Companion Site for

Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration

Welcome to the instructor website for Introducing to Globalization: Ties, Tensions and Uneven Integration. This site, presenting material created by the author, contains six sets of instructor resources designed to help you in using the book for your teaching.

  1. First is a large multi-week research exercise you can use to guide your students through a study of a transnational corporation. This TNC exercise prompts individual students to ask and answer 4 big questions about how, where, when and why a particular TNC has gone global. While this research work obviously focuses attention on global commodity chains, it also allows you as an instructor to help your students explore how big brand name TNCs tie together workers and consumers globally while also employing and expanding diverse forms of global finance, law, and governance.
  2. Second is an online map-making exercise aimed at enabling students to present their TNC study results in the form of an online map. This mapping component can in turn be adapted for charting many other global ties ranging from food networks to transnational migration and remittance flows.
  3. Third is a set of prompts designed to be used with any service-learning projects that you may use in efforts to make global education practically relevant outside of the classroom.
  4. Fourth is a set of movie discussion questions that can be used in conjunction with the annotated movie guide available on the student companion site.
  5. Fifth is a comparative global news-reading exercise designed to be conducted collaboratively by small groups of between 5 and 10 students. The primary purpose of the exercise is to help the student groups become more aware of multiple global news sources they can access online. In addition, though, by allowing students to compare and contrast how news stories are covered in different ways in different parts of the world, another goal is to foster cosmopolitan consciousness about the divergent and uneven nature of global news.
  6. Sixth is template globalization course syllabus with powerpoint lectures that can be adapted for teaching the material introduced in the book.

These materials are password-protected to ensure that only instructors have access. It’s very easy to register for access. Simply click on the resource you wish to use and you will be asked to provide your name and affiliation. Once your request has been approved you will be given a username and password, so you can sign in to use the materials as often as you like.

Use the 'Browse by Resource' drop down menu at the top of the page to navigate the site. You can also access the Student Companion Site by clicking on the link in the More Information drop down located at the top of this page. The Student Companion Site features model student answers to the TNC research exercise, a list of websites students can use for research, study guides for the book’s chapters, a movie guide, an online globalization glossary, and a list of recommended online music videos that both address aspects of globalization and illustrate its interdependencies artistically.

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