What is Globalization Studies?
McMaster's MA in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to think creatively about cultural, political, social and economic globalizing processes in the contemporary era. These processes, often accelerated by information and communication technologies, have redefined in unequal ways how individuals and communities experience and view the world. They also present new challenges to scholars intent on understanding both the contemporary era and its historical antecedents.
– Alex Diceanu, BA in Political Science, Wilfred Laurier University.
Students in the program can take courses and conduct research on globalization in relation to a wide range of topics such as contemporary culture; diasporic, transnational and multicultural communities; global governance; international trade and finance; and social, environmental and labour issues.
Our faculty members work together in an interdisciplinary way. They come from departments across the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences including Anthropology; English and Cultural Studies; Health, Aging and Society; History; Labour Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Religious Studies; Social Work; and Sociology. The program fosters a strong sense of collegiality between faculty and students from all participating departments.