Honors Program

Honors H201 Citizenship and Global Affairs

Honors Citizenship and Global AffairsHonors Citizenship and Global Affairs (H201)

CRN: 13982 HON-H201-01H TR 10:30-11:45AM KT G46

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioural Ways of Knowing (B.5) General Education Requirement.

Instructor: Dr. James Toole (Political Science)

For better or worse, we live in a globalized world. In this course we ask how, and to what degree, globalization has created rights and responsibilities that transcend national borders. What does it mean to be a citizen in a globalized world? Are there rights to which people are entitled regardless of national laws or societal traditions? What responsibilities do we have toward societies other than our own? And what role should institutions such as states and international organizations have in shaping the rights and responsibilities of people around the world?