Course Details

POSC 238: Sport & Globalization London/Seville Pgm: Globalization and Development: Lessons from Int'l Football

This course uses international football (soccer) as a lens to analyze topics in globalization, such as immigration and labor, inequality, foreign investment, trade in services, and intellectual property. Students will be presented with key debates in these areas and then use cases from international football as illustrations. Focusing on the two wealthiest leagues in Europe, the English Premier League and the Spanish Liga, students will address key issues in the study of globalization and development, and in doing so enhance their understanding of the world, sports, and sport's place in the world.
6 credits; SI, IS; Offered Winter 2022; B. Carlson