Sociology | Global Society
S308 | 23215 | Hung


This course introduces students to issues of international
development, with a particular focus on the origins and
socio-political impacts of the globalization process. Specific themes
discussed include world income inequality and global poverty, the rise
of supranational organizations (e.g. WTO and EU) and their relations
with sovereign states, anti-globalization activism, globalization of
contagious diseases, the rise of China and India in the global
economy, among others. Lectures will be aided by documentary films and
other multi-media materials.