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GSD 361T GSD 361T. Switzerland and Globalization. 3 Hours.

Same as European Studies 348 (Topic 15) and Government 363U. Investigate how the small European country of Switzerland positions itself in a globalized world and how it competes and thrives in it. Explore the questions of how globalization impacts a small, affluent country and how its economy copes with globalization. Consider Swiss history, and its development of direct democracy, to understand Swiss exceptionalism, its response to contemporary issues, and its influence abroad. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic: Switzerland/Globalization), 348 (Topic 15), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic: Switzerland/Globalization), 361T, Government 365N (Topic: Switzerland/Globalization), 363U. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.