Free course

Living in a globalised world

Free statement of participation on completion

Using the US and Mexico as the main example, this free course, Living in a globalised world, examines how inequalities in access to material wealth can lead to border tensions. You will also learn how many developed economies are now reliant on immigrant labour to perform jobs that their own citizens do not want to consider. How equal is the globalised world?

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand some of the key ways in which globalisation is shaping the world today
  • give examples of how ideas of 'proximity' and 'distance' can be used to understand an increasingly demanding world
  • illustrate the importance of recognising the liveliness of the natural world.