Globalization: Economic and Ethnographic Perspectives          

Course ID - CTD0920a

Short Title: Global Symposium  

 Audience      Faculty
Length of Workshop:         6 hours 

This symposium is the second in a series of Academic Symposia co-planned and co-sponsored by MDC and United Faculty of Miami Dade College. This is an opportunity to learn from two national experts: economist Dr. Dean Baker, co-director for the Center for Economic Policy and Research in Washington, DC and anthropologist Dr. Alex Stepick, 2008-2009 Fulbright Fellow, Director for the Immigration and Ethnicity Institute, Professor of Global and Socio-cultural Studies Department of European Ethnology, Florida International University and Humboldt University as they unravel globalization from an economic and ethnographic perspective.  The workshop will provide a venue for the free exchange of ideas through a discussion of the dilemmas facing today’s policy-makers with regard to globalization.   Faculty members will ponder and explore this thought-provoking topic of what globalization means to them as educators and will come away with the ability to apply what they have learned to the specific student learning outcome of global, cultural and historical perspectives in the classroom.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.



As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain different definitions of globalization
  • List and describe factors leading to the current global economic crisis
  • Explain how forces of globalization have impacted the student population served by Miami Dade College
  • Describe how the use of technology has accelerated the process of globalization
  • Explain how globalization has influenced thought and dialogue in the area of their academic specialization
  • Describe a learning experience that foster an awareness of global, cultural and historical perspective for students



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Course ID: CTD0920a 
Course Title: Global Symposium 
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How to Register

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