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Sociology Of Global Social Problems (SOC-150)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0170-150-001
Instructor: Jacqueline Olvera
Days: Tuesday Thursday 10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity

Asynchronous, With Synchronous Sessions On Tuesdays During Weeks 1,
3, 6, 9, And 12. Crosslist: 0960-330-004

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This course examines global concerns involving people, space and resources from a sociological perspective, analyzing issues and trends such as urbanization, migration, structural change, international conflicts, and the global environment. The focus will be on historical world systems and the interconnectedness of contemporary global social problems. (Learning Goals:G,CO;Distribution Reqs:Social Sciences)

Learning Goals:   By the end of the semester, you should be able to do the following:• Associate the different meanings of globalization with the appropriate scholarly perspective.• Recognize the principal theoretical perspectives that explain globalization and its dimensions.• Examine the ways in which globalization impacts work, family, politics, economies and the individual. 1• Be aware of how institutions, groups, and individuals are responding to and challenging global transformation.• Develop critical reading and writing skills through the discussion of sociological texts and application of sociological theory in exams and assignments.• Apply your knowledge of the processes of globalization following a global social problem of your choice.• Prepare a group oral presentation to sharpen your oral communication skills.

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