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 12 weeks
4.0

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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Thursday 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
369592
Fee:
$845.00
35 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2019
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Notes

No meeting November 28, 2019.

Enrollment deadline: October 3, 2019.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 10, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 26, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Oct 3, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Oct 10, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Oct 17, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Oct 24, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Oct 31, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Nov 7, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Nov 14, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Nov 21, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Nov 28, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Dec 5, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Lecture
Thu Dec 12, 2019
2:00PM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115

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