4 modules, accessible anytime
2-4 hours per module
An internet connection to access course materials
This course is self-paced – you can enroll immediately and complete the course materials at any time before August 31, 2019.
Professor, Columbia University
This course is for
Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students studying international development or relations, economics, sustainable development and other related topics
Practitioners in the fields of policy, government relations, international trade, finance and related fields who are interested in the historical context of our current geopolitical environment and technological revolution
Course logistics and requirements
This course is self-paced. All course components are available now and can be completed at any time that is convenient for the students.
Please note that this course is not facilitated by a course team. We encourage students to engage with one another via the discussion forum. Any specific questions can be sent to the SDG Academy team at email@example.com.
CertificatesStudents who successfully complete the course will be eligible to purchase a Verified Certificate signed by the course instructors.
Module 1: Waves of Globalization in History
Six Major Globalizations
The Eurasian Advantage
The Classical World
The Medieval Chinese Miracle
Module 2: Ocean-Based Globalization: 1500-1800
Global Trade in Commodities
Conquest, Slavery and Genocide in the Americas
The Beginning of Divergence of the West and Asia
Module 3: The Anglo-American World: 1800-2000
James Watt Changes the World
The Next Comers: US, Germany, Japan and the Rest
High European Imperialism
The European Immolation and Decolonization
Module 4: The New Globalization
The Eclipse of the North Atlantic
Hitting Planetary Boundaries
The Information Revolution
The Quest for Sustainable Development
Global Governance for Sustainable Development
Shared Global Vision and Ethics