Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 3300 - Globalization and Society

This course explores the processes of globalization and how they impact societies, groups, and institutions, as well as how local lives and global trends are increasingly interconnected. Students will examine how globalization makes societies more similar and the world smaller while at the same time creating new conflicts and differences. Attention is given to the political, economic, technological, cultural, and other social changes that are restructuring the world. Issues such as transnational migration, global trade, global governance, human trafficking, drug trafficking, crime, war, the environment, gender, and global inequality are explored. We will focus on the differential consequences of globalization for developed and developing countries and seek to ascertain who benefits from globalization.


This course will not be a part of the curriculum, but will count as an upper level elective for some four-year programs.