Sociology | Social Problems & Policies
S101 | 20283 | Whitsel


Topic: Global Society

"Global Society," is 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, inequality, terrorism, and environmental problems.