This course focuses on the debate over how to understand and do world history and study the process of globalization. Interdisciplinary readings are drawn from Anthropology and Sociology, as well as economic and cultural history.

Through weekly discussions,  bibliographic essays,  and a research paper, students will assess critically the theory and practice of world systems,  capitalism,  Orientalism,  commodification, cultural brokerage,  and convergence/crossvergence to forge his/her own approach.

This is a split-level Undergraduate/Graduate course cross-listed with HIST 6027.