Sociology | Social Problems and Policies
S101 | 9366 | Whitsel


TOPIC:  Global Society

Welcome to “Global Society,” a sociology course that investigates
Macro-level explanations for global inequality and what we can do
about it. 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 global inequality,
so we will be exploring various theories and research about how
sociologists explain international social problems related to
development.  The first half of the course is devoted to
understanding theories of global inequality in many dimensions.  In
the second half of the course we will investigate different issues of
development, such as women’s education, terrorism, and democracy to
better understand the possible social aspects related to them.