Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SOCI 320: Social Structure and Globalization

SOCI 320-001: Social Structure and Globaliza
(Spring 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW

Merten Hall (formerly University Hall) 1200

Section Information for Spring 2017

The process of globalization is widely recognized as profoundly reshaping social structure—the rules, practices and institutions of society—and transforming the lives of practically everyone across the globe. In its current phase, globalization is described as the process of increasing political, economic, environmental, cultural, and social interconnections that is currently transforming our world. At the same time, not everyone experiences globalization in the same way. For some, it expands opportunities and enhances prosperity while others experience poverty and hopelessness. This course focuses on the impacts of globalization on various social structures including the economy, the nation-state, and the family structure. Sub-topics include global economic disparity, migration, environmental deterioration and gender.  We will also explore the nature and process of changes in human society, considering the impact of globalization on social movements and vice versa.

Green Leaf Focused Course

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Encore: Sustainability

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

While focusing on nature and process of change in human society, considers social impact of political, economic, and environmental change and how lives are shaped by complexities of global social forces. Examines specific global issues such as conflict and security; economic disparity; ecological deterioration; populations and migration; legitimization of commerce; diffusion of innovations; and impact of class, status, and power in modern societies. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Seminar

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