SOCI 025C. Globalization and Global Inequality

Globalization, it is widely recognized, is profoundly remaking social structure and transforming the lives of people in every corner of the planet. Our personal biographies are linked to increasingly dense networks of global interrelations, as the integration of societies, economies, and cultures fundamentally transforms human life. The concept of globalization is contested, meaning that there are different and competing understandings of what the term means and how to assess the process. Regardless of how we conceive globalization, the concept occupies an increasingly prominent place in the social sciences and humanities and for a very good reason: it is impossible to understand the world in the early 21st century without understanding globalization and its consequences. The objective of this course is to explore what has come to be known as globalization studies, and in particular, to survey the distinct themes sub-areas that make up the sociology of globalization. These include: theories of globalization; the global economy; political globalization; globalization and culture; transnational social movements; globalization and the environment, transnational migration; global conflicts and global inequality.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for GLBL-core
Fall 2024. Rangel.
Fall 2025. Rangel.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
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