課程資訊
課程名稱
全球化與發展研究專題
GLOBALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 
開課學期
96-1 
授課對象
理學院  地理環境資源學研究所  
授課教師
簡旭伸 
課號
Geog7045 
課程識別碼
228EM7320 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期三6,7,8(13:20~16:20) 
上課地點
地理405 
備註
本課程以英語授課。
總人數上限:10人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/961dev_study 
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課程概述

The aim of the course is to understand the complicated relationship between globalization and development. In this course, globalization is understood as an unstoppable force (at least in the foreseeable future) shaping the world politics and international economy, despite the face that there will be more and more anti-globalization social movements (at both global and local levels). And a concept of ‘development’ in here is to understand variety of political/ economic/ social transitions in the particular historical and geographical contexts. Students taking the course are expectedly to answer fundamental questions: how is globalization changing people’s lives in the developed, developing and underdeveloped ‘worlds’ respectively? And what kinds of development do people needed really need?

The course is suitable for master and PhD students who are interested in studies on globalization in relation to varied issues of development. Third and fourth year undergraduate students “may” be also able to take the course after consulting with the lecturer.
 

課程目標
The topics of the lecturer involve:
- Introduction: (1) debate on globalization; (2) brief on development studies.
- Economic transition under Globalization: (3) poverty reduction, (4) liberalization and trade and investment; (5) decentralization and urbanization; (6) debt and aid
- Development as ways of life: (7) democracy or/and good governance and post-Washington Consensus; (8) migration and gender; (9) AIDS and HIV; (10) global civil society and anti-globalization movement
- Case studies: (11) post-socialist transition (like China and Russia), (12) war and civil war and development (like countries in Middle East), (13) ‘successful developmental states (like Japan and Asian tigers and other Southeast Asian countries), (14) and the south ‘failed’ countries (in Latin America and Africa).
 
課程要求
The course is designed to take place three hours once a week. In the class, basically, the first 30 minutes is for students to share opinions on some news or websites or books relevant to the course, followed by the 2 hour intensive lecture on particular topics. And in the final 30 minutes, there will be a seminar-style discussion on certain issues offered by the lecturer in advance. Any comments or questions on the previous lectures and current related news are welcomed.

Students taking this course are also expected to do a 3-5 people teamwork presentation. There are two ‘debate-style’ projects (see the course structure), each for two teams: pros and cons. Teams working on the same project are arranged in advance to agree or disagree with the question, and defend the assigned stances as well as criticize (or attack) the opposite viewpoints and stances elaborated by their counterpart. At the end of presentation, students who choose other topics are required to participate in the seminar by asking questions to any side of teams.


Debate questions can be: (1) the issue of child labours: Sweatshops have to be completely abandoned in the any underdeveloped countries; (2) the issue of women development: state should make a law that certain percentages of any company board members have to be female colleagues; (3) the issue of religion: the state should force citizens to take off all religious accessories in any public spaces; (4) the issue of democracy: liberal democracy helps economic development, (5) the issue of liberalization: promotion of free international trade will facilitates uneven development and inequality within developing and underdeveloped regions. Other questions are also welcomed, but consultation with the lecturer in advanced is necessary.
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週四 14:00~18:00 
參考書目
Due to inter-disciplined complexity and variety of globalization and development, there will be no single textbook able to be chosen for the course. Instead, articles selected from certain books and journals are collected as a reading for the course. More details will be offered at the beginning of the school term.

 
指定閱讀
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
weekly contribution to latest news reports 
10% 
- 10 % for contributing one piece of news report/ website introduction/ book introduction and so on in relation to the course EVERY WEEK (ask the lecturer if you have questions regarding appropriateness of the work you find. 
2. 
thee brief comments on news reports 
10% 
- 10% for three brief comments (once a month, submit the last week of each month, that means 31th October, 28th November, 26th December) on those above collective collections (whatever topics and areas) 
3. 
group presentation 
40% 
- 40 % for group presentation- (1) the content of your stances; (2) preparedness of your defense to your arguments and attack to your counterparts 
4. 
take-home exam 
30% 
- 30 % for take-home examination: pick up 3 of 7 questions announced on last minute of the last class (16th January 2008) and submit your answers by 5pm of 19th January 2008. ANY EXCUSES (such as (1) computers are broken; (2) files get virus; (3) family members need care and so on) will NOT be accepted. 
5. 
class participation 
10% 
- 10 % for participation in class 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/19  brief on development studies 
第2週
9/26  debate on globalization 
第3週
10/03  poverty reduction 
第4週
10/10  public holiday 
第5週
10/17  liberalization and trade and investment 
第6週
10/24  debt and aid 
第7週
10/31  decentralization and urbanization 
第8週
11/07  Debate: Sweatshop 
第9週
11/14  India and China 
第10週
11/21  Anti-globalization move 
第11週
11/28  Debate: Democracy 
第12週
12/05  the lecturer applying a leave for conference 
第13週
12/12  Asia Tigers 
第14週
12/19  Prof. Wu's lecture: Neoliberalism in China 
第15週
12/26  failed countries 
第16週
1/02  Debate: Religion 
第17週
1/09  Health/Environ. 
第18週
1/16  Review