|Some scholars argue globalization has been around for thousands of years. Most scholars however point
to the growth of the capitalist system as being at the heart of the new forces unleashed by globalization.
Apart from increasing economic trade, the most commonly cited instance of globalization is increasing
“interconnectedness”. But what exactly does that mean, and what are its consequences for people living
around the world? The module explores some of the key debates surrounding globalization as seen from
the perspective of different disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, politics and economics, to name a
few. In addition to exploring whether globalization is producing increasing homogenization or
heterogenization, the module covers other important aspects of globalization that include: the
international division of labour, the emergence of new market economies, the recent advent of mass
international migration, the impact of new communications technologies, and the meaning of buzz words
such as “flow” and “connectivity”.
Administrative assistant: DILMAHOMED BOCUS Bibi Swaleha