Government, Globalization and World Affairs

Program Description

Three Weeks

This course takes a historical and comparative approach to the study of how nation states have reacted to, and dealt with, the effects of globalization. As the economies of countries around the world have become increasingly intertwined, so governments have been forced to adapt in order to survive and prosper. Our course takes an in-depth look at how countries such as the United States, Britain, Russia, and China have fared in the new globalized world. We will also look at how ordinary people have been affected by, and have reacted to, globalization. Throughout the course, issues of ethnicity, gender, class, and age will be to the fore as we strive to discover how the world came to be as it is today. 

Course will run Monday - Thursday for approximately two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Exact class times to be determined.

Faculty: Michael Paul, Ph.D.

Class Location: TBD

Syllabus/Course Schedule

Program Dates for 2020:
June 22 - July 9, 2020 

Eligibility: Eligibility:  
Students entering grades 10, 11 & 12

Application Deadlines for 2020:

  • January 15
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 15
Students participating in an activity for the Business & Leadership Institute program

A Day in the Life...

8:00 am - Breakfast

AM Class

12:00 pm - Lunch and social time

PM Class

5:00 pm - Dinner

9:00 pm - Social Event in the dormitory