Length Length

4 modules, accessible anytime

Effort Effort

2-4 hours per module

Price Price

FREE

Languages Languages

English

Video Transcripts Video Transcripts

English, Pусский

Prerequisites Prerequisites

None

Requirements Requirements

An internet connection to access course materials

SIX WAVES OF GLOBALIZATION
From trade by sea to the fourth

industrial revolution

SIX WAVES OF GLOBALIZATION
GLOBALIZATION + SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The value of a shared global

vision and ethics

GLOBALIZATION + SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
EMERGING LEADERS
The nations pushing progress and dominating

the global economy

EMERGING LEADERS

Overview

This course is self-paced – you can enroll immediately and complete the course materials at any time before August 31, 2019.

In this free, four-part mini-course, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs argues that we have always lived in a global world. He takes students on a historical and anthropological tour of six distinct waves of globalization and outlines the key factors that drove innovation, technology dispersal and development during these epochs. The course tells the story of a global humanity and asks the question: What lessons can we pull from history to help understand the tumultuous changes underway today?

structure

  • Pre-recorded lectures
  • Readings
  • Quizzes and final exam
  • Discussion forum

Lead Faculty

  • Jeffrey Sachs

    Jeffrey Sachs

    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

Questions?

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 sdgacademy@unsdsn.org.

Certificates

Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to purchase a Verified Certificate signed by the course instructors.

syllabus

Module 1: Waves of Globalization in History

1.1

Six Major Globalizations

1.2

Prime Drivers

1.3

The Eurasian Advantage

1.4

The Classical World

1.5

The Medieval Chinese Miracle

Module 2: Ocean-Based Globalization: 1500-1800

2.1

Sea-Based Globalization

2.2

Global Trade in Commodities

2.3

Conquest, Slavery and Genocide in the Americas

2.4

Imperial Competition

2.5

The Beginning of Divergence of the West and Asia

Module 3: The Anglo-American World: 1800-2000

3.1

James Watt Changes the World

3.2

The Next Comers: US, Germany, Japan and the Rest

3.3

High European Imperialism

3.4

The European Immolation and Decolonization

3.5

US-led Globalization

Module 4: The New Globalization

4.1

The Eclipse of the North Atlantic

4.2

Hitting Planetary Boundaries

4.3

The Information Revolution

4.4

The Quest for Sustainable Development

4.5

Global Governance for Sustainable Development

4.6

Shared Global Vision and Ethics