Each participant is required to post a minimum of THREE FULL paragraphs to their blackboard discussion group with their critique of the reading(s) by 11:59 the night
before we discuss them in class. Each paragraph should have a topic sentence, at least one sentence with evidence to support the topic, and a concluding or transition
sentence. The post should be thoughtful and focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the readings (explaining why they are helpful, informative, or uninformative
etc.), how each reading relates to the theoretical, political, or other issues that have been examined in earlier readings and discussions/lectures/videos, critical
questions that are raised (in terms of theory, policy, or your own experience) and other issues you feel are important. That the reading was hard is not an acceptable
Reading: Globalization A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger (2009) Chapters 1 and 2 pp 1-37 AND Economic Development the History of an Idea (1987) by H.W.
Arndt, chapter 3 pp.49-87