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International Affairs: Globalisation

Explore the pressing topic of globalisation and how it affects economics, politics and society with this online course.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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International Affairs: Globalisation

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Explore globalisation and its impact on society past, present and future.

Understanding globalisation – a topic that dominates political and economic discourse worldwide – is important for anyone who cares about our planet’s future and wants to help shape it. This online course introduces economic globalisation, and its impact on society past and present.

We’ll explore globalisation’s historical impact on humanity and the world’s economic geography; the broad-brush economics that explain how and why globalisation affects our lives; and how changes in globalisation require new approaches to economic and social policy.

What topics will you cover?

  • Globalisation’s historical impact on humanity and the world’s economic geography;

  • The elementary economics that explain how and why globalisation affects economies, workers, and the global economic geography;

  • Discussion on how changes in globalisation require new approaches to economic and social policy.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify how changes in globalisation require new approaches to economic and social policy.
  • Identify how and why globalisation affects economies, workers, and the international distribution of economic dominance.
  • Demonstrate a firm understanding of globalisation’s historical impact on humanity and the world’s economic geography.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed primarily at people interested in world events and global trends. You could be a social science or business student, or a decision maker in the public or private sector. No prior experience or qualifications are required.

What do people say about this course?

SUPER-WOW !! This course has been just what I needed in order to provide coherency to my learning in other areas such as basic economics and history, politics and Twitter. Suddenly, I have a framework for understanding the world of humans--past, present, and future.

Melissa
Learner, may 2017.

Great insights, well developed material and exceptional teaching. I learned as well from fellow students, their comments, their perspectives, which I really appreciated.

Theresa
Learner, may 2017.

Who will you learn with?

Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva;
President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London; and
Editor of the policy portal VoxEU.org

Who developed the course?

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $79 (+ shipping) you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

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  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.

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