Globalization What goes around comes around. or It's a small world after all.
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Unit on understanding the Middle East and its relationship to the West. Global integration has accelerated recently with enormous consequences for people all over the world. It has resulted in changes in traditional behavior and has challenged the adaptability of individuals, families, organizations, institutions, and nations. Wealth has been created and redistributed as economic, political, and social systems have striven to adapt. Governments have had to reassess their roles and responsibilities as governing elites have worked to maintain their influence. The historic trend has had dramatic effect on the civilizations characterized generally as Christian and Islamic. This unit will explore the phenomenon of globalization and provide insight into how it came to be and how it is manifested in the relationship of the Christian West and the Islamic East.