Course DescriptionThis seminar examines the economic, social, cultural, religious and political consequences of globalization. The course focuses on humanity and inhumanity in an accelerated world, the Building of Empires, the Poetics of Culture, the Role of the Judiciary in American Expansionism, the Logic of Global Capitalism, consequences of Technologies, New Measurements of Progress, Economic Development, Land Use, Agriculture, and the Environment. It asks, if capitalism is now truly global, what are the social obligations that accompany it? Does money equal wealth? What are the legal and community obligations of global participation?