Sociology | Social Problems and Policies
S101 | 20999 | Whitsel


Topic:  Global Society

Welcome to “Global Society,” a sociology course with an emphasis on
the influence of the global on our everyday lives.  Through the
course of the semester we will examine sociological explanations of
international social problems.  Sociologists are interested in trying
to describe the influence of society on individual behavior and, in
turn, the influence of individual behavior on society.  There is not
one simple explanation put forth by sociologists concerning
individual behavior, so we will be exploring various theories and
research about how sociologists explain international social problems
such as world hunger, terrorism, and environmental problems.