POLS 3391W The Politics of Global Production: Call Centers, Computer Tablets, and Clothing

4 hours; 4 credits

Critical examination of major issues in global production and outsourcing. Study of Fordist, post-Fordist, Japanese and other postwar models of production. Examination of globalization and global value chains. Coverage of new forms of outsourcing in services, such as call centers, medical tourism. Focus on developing students' writing skills. Writing-intensive course.

Prerequisite: English 1012 and one of the following: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or permission of department.


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