Los Angeles as a Global City

GLBL ST XL 160Z

This course studies the phenomenon of globalization through the prominent case study of Los Angeles. It includes a survey of how LA has become integrated into the world economy as well as how LA is a receiver of globalization.

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Classroom
Starting at $845.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • The history of Los Angeles’ unique global history
  • The role that Los Angeles plays in the global economy
  • How Los Angeles’ urban form is a byproduct of global forces

About this course:

You can find the world in Los Angeles and you can find Los Angeles in the world. Southern California’s Film, Television and Music may be exported far and wide, but it is itself an importer of people, customs, and ideas from the world over. It is impossible to understand this city without appreciating it as a global city. This course studies the phenomenon of globalization through the prominent case study of Los Angeles. It begins with a survey of how LA has become integrated into the world economy:  its economic history, the role that in plays in the global division of labor, and the ways in which its image is commodified and exported. The second half of the course focuses on LA as a receiver of globalization. We examine the thesis that LA’s ‘patchwork’ urban form reflects its global nature and we use food as a prism for understanding LA’s diversity. This is an immersive class that asks students to visit and study Los Angeles as though they are on a foreign exchange here. Lectures and readings will be complemented by site visits, tours, and films. By the end of the term, many students will have taken transit for the first time, and all students will have been exposed to Los Angeles-based communities. Transferrable for UC Credit.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM
365487
Fee:
$845.00
26 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2019
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Notes
Enrollment deadline: January 15, 2019.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 22, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 8, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Jan 15, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Jan 22, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Jan 29, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Feb 5, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Feb 12, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Feb 19, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Feb 26, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Mar 5, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Mar 12, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216
Lecture
Tue Mar 19, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 216

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