Sociology | Social Problems & Policies
S101 | 26147 | Whitsel


Topic:   Global Society

Social Problems and Issues: Global Society Welcome to “Global
Society,” a sociology course with an emphasis on the influence of the
global on our everyday lives. Throughout the course of the semester we
will examine sociological explanations of international social
problems such as world hunger and global inequality.
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.  The first half of the course
is devoted to understanding theories of global inequality. In the
second half of the course we will investigate different issues, such
as women’s education, terrorism, and democracy to better understand
the possible social aspects related to them.