Argue a position for or against globalization

Are You For or Against Globalization?

Globalization has changed our world in complex ways, and there is an ongoing debate about whether globalization has been (and continues to be) a positive force in our society. In this activity, you will take and defend a position on globalization through a written assignment.

  1. Begin by researching globalization. Especially consider the pros and cons of globalization in both modern societies and throughout history. Crash Course provides a good video introduction to the debate.  You might consider topics such as:
    • Population movement, borders, and refugee crises
    • International bodies (UN, IMF, World Bank, ICC)
    • Free trade and the migration of industry
    • Global industrialization and climate change
    • The impact of the internet and social media
    • Reactions to globalization: protectionism, xenophobia, and new nationalist movements
    • Extremism and global terror
  2. Take a position on globalization. For the purposes of this assignment, you must either be in favor of globalization or against it.
  3. Write a paper arguing your position. Your paper must:
    • Argue a position for or against globalization, You must include at least THREE arguments for and THREE arguments against.  The best essays will demonstrate knowledge of both positions. 
    • be at least 500 words or more (approximately two double-spaced pages),
    • include at least two reputable sources.