SOCI 120: Globalization and Society

SOCI 120-DL2: Globalization and Society
(Fall 2024)


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Section Information for Fall 2024

We live in an age marked by relentless flows of goods and services, money, and people across national borders. Tremendous advances in transportation and communication have ushered in a new era of increased contact and interdependence among diverse cultures and nations. In an interconnected world, our lives are increasingly linked with those in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.  How are we to assess the changes brought by what has been loosely termed as “globalization”? What is driving globalization, and what are its consequences for millions of people in the United States and elsewhere? Who benefits and loses from globalization? And how do people experience it and respond to it? In this course we examine globalization from various disciplinary approaches and perspectives. We consider several forms of globalization and  their economic, political, and cultural  ramifications,  Furthermore, we pay special attention to responses to globalization in the form of environmental and social action, as well as increased migration across national borders. This course fulfills the Mason Core requirement for Global Understanding.  

SOCI 120 DL2 is an online asynchronous section. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines and analyzes important global issues and processes. Considers historical development of globalization and implications for different societies and cultures. Investigates perceptions of global processes by different cultures and nations, and efforts of international institutions to address social, political, economic, and cultural changes in global society. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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