HSS 377 Sociology of Globalization

This course provides an introduction to the concept of globalization, including its history, foundations, and implications from the end of World War II to the present day. Topics covered include the nature of globalism, economic and social trends, the roles of government in embracing globalization, global inequality, the rise of cities in the global economy, and the sociological implications of globalization. Particular emphasis will be placed on global/local tensions, especially as they relate to the response of local societies to global influences in both developed and developing countries. Students will perform analyses of globalization through discussions of current events relating to global society.




Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester