Spring 2023  |  SOC 4321 Section 001: Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology (65631)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Meets With:
GLOS 4221 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
From the city streets of Bangalore to the high plateaus of La Paz to the trading floors of New York City, people from around the world are becoming increasingly interdependent, creating new and revitalizing old forms of power and opportunity, exploitation and politics, social organizing and social justice. This course offers an overview of the processes that are forcing and encouraging people's lives to intertwine economically, politically, and culturally. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mgoldman+SOC4321+Spring2023
Class Description:
From the factories of Shenzhen to the high plateaus of La Paz to the trading floors of New York City, people from around the world are becoming increasingly interdependent. This course offers an overview of the processes forcing and encouraging people's lives to intertwine economically, politically, and culturally. We will start with the most basic questions: What is this thing called globalization? What are the forces behind it and how are we involved? Second, we will explore the idea that this latest era of globalization is marked by dramatic transformations in the ways we work, do politics, play, and communicate. We will explore the ideas that capitalism is rapidly transforming, communication and media are altering the way we dream, entertain and engage, and yet, the division between rich and poor has intensified and ecological distress is global. We will learn about the fast-moving world of Wall Street and global-city life, and the creative projects for social and ecological change coming from communities in Jamaica, the U.S., Mexico, India, and South Africa. Throughout, this course will use texts, films, lecture, discussion, and student research and debate, to help us become fluent in diverse world-views, ideas, and trends from around the world.
Grading:
Grades will be based on short papers, small research projects, presentations and discussion, and regular attendance
Exam Format:
no exams
Class Format:
65% Lecture
35% participation, discussion, small group work
Workload:
~50-70 Pages Reading Per Week
~20 Pages Writing Per Term: two one-page assignments, two five-page papers, one eight-page paper
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65631/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 March 2018

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